Our Partnership

The Goulburn Regional Partnership started work in 2016, and, since then, has been committed to understanding the challenges and advancing the opportunities of the Goulburn region.

Our priorities cover areas including agriculture, economic development, peri-urban growth, connectivity, children and young people, and health and wellbeing.

In this time, outcomes for the Goulburn region have included:

  • $312.9 million for upgrades to the Shepparton rail line to support VLocity trains
  • $23 million to establish the Munarra Centre of Regional Excellence in the Goulburn Murray, a state of the art indigenous, sporting, cultural and education precinct
  • Funding to develop a masterplan for the Barmah National Park, focusing on business opportunities for Yorta Yorta Traditional Owners
  • Funding to develop a renewable energy strategy for the Hume region
  • Funding to develop a strategy to increase employment and business opportunities for Aboriginal people in natural resource management
  • $43.5 million for additional rail services between Shepparton and Seymour
  • $10.2 million for the Shepparton bypass offering better east west connections
  • Funding to unlock agriculture productivity within the Goulburn Murray Irrigation District.

Over the past four years, our Partnership has heard from thousands of people living and working in Goulburn, including through three Regional Assemblies.

We've taken your voice to the heart of the Victorian Government, and we look forward to hearing from you going forward.


Regional Roundtables

Each of the nine Regional Partnerships hosted a virtual roundtable over May/June to hear directly from community and business leaders across regional Victoria about the local impacts of coronavirus (COVID-19).

The insights and evidence from the roundtables are helping us better understand the impacts of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic on local communities and are paving the way for recovery through identifying the unique challenges and opportunities each region faces in driving social and economic recovery.

Working in collaboration with the Regional Partnerships, Victoria’s five regionally based Regional Development Australia (RDA) committees discussed place-based responses to local issues to align Victorian and national efforts across all three tiers of government.

You can read the outcomes of the Goulburn roundtable session (PDF 1.2 MB) and we encourage your feedback below.


We want to hear from you.

We’re interested to hear your thoughts on the outcomes of our Regional Roundtables. Please take a look at the playback document above and let us know what you think. Are there any issues we missed? Do you have ideas for potential actions that we mightn’t have thought of? Let us know – all feedback is welcome.

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29 July, 2020

Anonymous says:

“Significant work is required to ensure access to water so our farmers can continue to stay here! The food bowl is quickly disappearing! ”

1 June, 2020

Anonymous says:

“The State needs to commit to long term funding for existing Primary Care Partnerships platforms to support community livability and wellness”

29 May, 2020

Anonymous says:

“Invest in trail network infrastructure to support our small communities and nature-based assets becoming visitor ready experiences. ”

27 May, 2020

Anonymous says:

“State government funding to support the new SAM operating celebrations to signify greater Shepparton open, enable re-engagement & new normal”

27 May, 2020

Anonymous says:

“Need to get input from the likes of Futurist Steve Sammartino to inform plans & actions to ensure they are contemporary & sustainable ”

27 May, 2020

Anonymous says:

“Need to support development of aboriginal based tourism experiences as point of difference & encourage aboriginal entrepreneurs ”

27 May, 2020

Anonymous says:

“Need to invest in agri-tourism to further claim the title of the food bowl of Australia. Need a greater point of difference from other regio”

27 May, 2020

Anonymous says:

“Greater Shepparton is perfectly positioned to be home to further manufacturing to assist with less reliance on imported products. ”

27 May, 2020

Anonymous says:

“To aid recovery from COVID the state government needs to have a co-ordinated and inclusive approach to tourism marketing. At risk of clutter”

Regional Profile

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.

To find out more about our region’s competitive advantages and challenges visit the Goulburn Profile page