Our Partnership and Region
The Goulburn Regional Partnership is one of nine such Partnerships across the state, established by the Victorian Government, recognising that local communities are in the best position to understand the challenges and opportunities faced by their region.
Our region lies on the traditional lands of the Yorta Yorta, Taungurung and Wurundjeri people, and we acknowledge them as Traditional Owners.
Forming part of the larger Hume region, the region comprises the shires of Moira, Strathbogie, Mitchell and Murrindindi along with the City of Greater Shepparton, and boasts:
- A strong Indigenous population
- A diverse multicultural population
- Growth opportunities for population and business
- Affordable housing
- National and regional parks and significant inland waterways
- A strong agricultural base with resilient water resources.
2017 Regional Assembly
Around 170 people attended our 2017 Goulburn Regional Assembly in Seymour in August.
It was a chance for local people to tell Partnership members and Government Ministers and representatives what is important to us.
The main topics discussed at the Assembly were:
- Opportunities for continued economic diversification
- How we can better support our young people to be happy, healthy and productive
- How we can better support peri-urban growth
- Improving our region’s digital connectivity.
The Partnership is now considering all the information gathered at the Assembly and through our engagement, and presenting this to Government to feed into the 2018/19 Budget process.
We still want to hear from you.
The 2017 Assembly may be over but we still want your views on how we can best transform our region.
26 April, 2018
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Your voice already making a difference
Following our 2016 Regional Assembly, the Goulburn Regional Partnership prioritised a number of themes and initiatives - including supporting the development of an Indigenous academy for excellence in sports, health
sciences and education; and the development of a master plan for the Goulburn Murray Irrigation District.
As a direct result of the Partnership’s efforts, the Victorian Government allocated $200,000 in Budget 2017/18 for the development of a business case for the Munarra Centre of Excellence in Shepparton. The business case for this national, state of the art Indigenous centre is currently being developed and is expected in the coming months.
Also, in Budget 2017/18, the Government announced $500,000 to develop a Regional Adaptation and Resilience Capacity Master Plan for the Goulburn Murray Irrigation District to build adaptive capacity in the area to respond to change - including drought and population change into the future, and to access opportunities for producers to expand, export and diversify.