The Committee for Gippsland is a positive and influential voice for Gippsland. It is an independent and member driven advocacy organisation for the region, comprising member organisations in industry, business and community organisations across Gippsland. The Committee for Gippsland is a not-for-profit, incorporated organisation that takes a whole of region approach to Gippsland.
We work collaboratively with all levels of government and our over 90 member organisations to help maximise economic and social outcomes for Gippsland. The Committee for Gippsland aims to positively influence government policy through a fact-based and member driven approach. We look beyond political cycles to enable long-term planning outcomes for Gippsland.
We advocate for
Freight & Infrastructure
Through the Committee for Gippsland’s Gippsland Freight Infrastructure Master Plan the Committee for Gippsland continues to advocate for improved road, rail and public transport networks and services, having already secured over $150 million towards key projects.
Education & Training
Improving educational outcomes is central to increasing opportunities for Gippsland residents as well as for industry in accessing a skilled and capable workforce. The Committee for Gippsland continues to support measurers that improve higher education participation and attainment rates in the region.
Gippsland has a diverse industry and broad-based economy. The Committee for Gippsland has undertaken a number of projects to help attract and retain investment in the region, including through the Gippsland Investment Prospectus, and the Our Region Our Future: Securing an Economic Future for Gippsland and Latrobe Valley project which the Committee for Gippsland completed in 2016.
Promoting Brand Gippsland
Gippsland is resource rich and a major producer of quality and high value foods and products. The Committee for Gippsland strongly supports the continued development of Gippsland as a unique brand that is known for its clean, green and nutritious quality.
Access to local healthcare services is a priority for Committee for Gippsland. The Committee for Gippsland advocates for the further redevelopment of the Latrobe Regional Hospital and a new hospital for the West Gippsland Hospital, as well as supporting improved services and accessibility for remote parts of the region.
The Committee for Gippsland firmly believes that the region needs to continue to identify, foster and develop its own leadership talent in the region. Since 2011 the Committee for Gippsland has proudly auspiced the Gippsland Community Leadership Program, Australia’s longest running regional leadership program.
Improving connectivity across Gippsland is central to increasing productivity, economic opportunities and enhancing social connections for the region. In 2017 the Committee for Gippsland will undertake a connectivity infrastructure master plan project Gippsland Connectivity Infrastructure Project looking at key infrastructure projects that will enhance and enable a better connected Gippsland.
With one of Australia’s premier tourist attractions in the Phillip Island Nature Parks within Gippsland, the Committee for Gippsland is a strong advocate for increasing the visitor economy to the region, including bringing the National Surf Lifesaving Championships to Lakes Entrance.
This year the Committee for Gippsland has driven an agenda full of activity and outcomes for our region. In the Committee's seventh full year of operation, we are very proud to report to you that 2017 has seen membership growth, an unprecedented level of membership...read more
Applications are now open for people passionate about making a contribution who would like to develop their leadership skills and learn more about advancing themselves as Gippsland’s next generation of community and business leaders. The Gippsland Community Leadership...read more
The Committee for Gippsland's submission to the House of Representatives Select Committee Inquiry on Regional Development and Decentralisation C4G Submission to Regional Development and Decentralisation...read more
Become a Member
All Committee for Gippsland members have the opportunity to help inform and lead the region’s agenda through their sector knowledge and commitment to Gippsland. Committee for Gippsland members also have a large calendar of networking events with industry, community and political leaders and stay up-to-date through the Committee for Gippsland’s member policy updates and newsletters.