Our Partnership

The Ovens Murray 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.

Over the past two years, our Partnership has heard from thousands of people living and working in Ovens Murray, including through two Regional Assemblies.

We've taken your voice to the heart of the Victorian Government, and we look forward to hearing from you in 2018.

2018 Regional Assembly

Our next Regional Assembly will be on Wednesday 27 June in Wangaratta.

This is your chance to help shape the future of our region. Come and hear what the Partnership has been doing and has achieved, and add your thoughts on important issues for our region including agriculture, digital innovation, renewable energy, early years and youth.

Register here for the 2018 Regional Assembly.


Have your say on our top priorities

Over the past couple of years we have heard about the priorities you want us to work on. Since the last Assembly, we have also been talking to community members, businesses and service providers to get a better understanding of regional needs.

We would now like to know more about some key areas and invite you to share your views now and help us to get the most from this year’s Regional Assembly.

Whether you're attending the Assembly or not, we'd love to hear your thoughts on the questions below.

A Sustainable Farming System

We have heard that agriculture has an ageing workforce, with the average age of farmers being nearly 60, and that not many young people consider farming to be an attractive career option.

What actions could be taken to attract younger people into farming careers within the Ovens Murray region and promote what is special about agriculture in Ovens Murray?

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Overcoming the Digital Gap

People are finding that many basic tasks are requiring them to get online and many employers are requiring workers to have digital skills.

How can we increase adoption of innovative technology and build the digital skills of people in the Ovens Murray region – all ages, abilities and backgrounds?

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Entrepreneurship from the Ground Up

The workforce is changing rapidly with fewer traditional job opportunities and increasing expectations to be creative, mobile and adaptable.

How can we encourage people to create their own employment and bring their jobs into the region through entrepreneurship, remote or web based work, mobile freelancing and business start-ups?

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Renewable Energy

Ovens Murray has significant renewable energy generation opportunities, particularly for solar power.

What can we do to capitalise on the demand for renewable energy in ways that will benefit our region?

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Supporting Our Children (0-6 years)

The data tells us that young children in the Ovens Murray region are less developmentally ready to start school than children in most other parts of Regional Victoria.

How can we give children the best start in life and support their families during those early years?

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Supporting Our Young People

Surveys and other measures of wellbeing show that young people are finding life more difficult than they did in the past.

What can we do to assist young people in our region to enjoy happy, healthy lives and establish a strong foundation for their future wellbeing?

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Other regional priorities

Other regional priorities you told us about that we have been working on include passenger rail, tourism, health and wellbeing, education and skills and economic development.

Your thoughts about these priorities are welcome.

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