Advocacy

Our Region Our Future: Securing an economic future for Gippsland and Latrobe Valley

The Our Region Our Future report has been central to Committee for Gippsland’s recent advocacy activity with a range of recommendations of infrastructure and projects to help secure an economic future for Gippsland and Latrobe Valley.

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. 

Industry

Gippsland is an industry diverse region and after undertaking the Our Region Our Future: Securing an Economic Future for Gippsland and Latrobe Valley in 2016 the Committee for Gippsland continues to advocate for major infrastructure and investment opportunities for industry across Gippsland and Latrobe Valley.

Promoting Brand Gippsland

Gippsland is resource rich and is the jewel in Victoria’s agricultural crown with the potential to be the delicatessen of the world. The Committee for Gippsland fully supports the regions ambitions and opportunities in promoting brand Gippsland.

Health

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 West Gippsland Hospital, and working towards improving health outcomes for Gippsland.

Community

The Committee for Gippsland firmly believes that the future of Gippsland is helped shaped by the strength of our local leadership and continues to develop Gippsland’s leaders through the Gippsland Community Leadership Program.

Connectivity

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.

Tourism

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.