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SEC Strategic Plan in Morwell gets backing of $1B renewable energy investment from Victorian government

The launch of the SEC's Strategic Plan 2023-2025 is a major step toward a sustainable future for Latrobe City, backed by the Victorian government's $1 billion investment in renewable energy.

By news@gippsland - 27th October 2023 - Back to News

Latrobe City Council welcomes the Victorian government's commitment to re-establish the State Electricity Commission (SEC) in Morwell, with a strategic focus on investment, transition and workforce development. Today's launch of the SEC's Strategic Plan 2023-2025 signifies a significant milestone in securing a sustainable and prosperous future for our region.

Latrobe City Council's dedication to workforce growth and clean energy aligns with the plan, involving the SEC Head Office in Morwell and a Training Excellence Center

Latrobe City Council's dedication to workforce growth and clean energy aligns with the plan, involving the SEC Head Office in Morwell and a Training Excellence Center

Empowering Latrobe

This commitment by the Victorian government, originally made as part of an election promise, holds the promise of generating long-term employment opportunities for Latrobe City and stands as a pillar of support for our community as we navigate through substantial periods of change, both now and into the future. Our community boasts a rich history of powering the state, and with this commitment, we eagerly anticipate our continued leadership in sustaining Victoria's energy needs in a sustainably conscious manner.

The initial investment of $1 billion dedicated to delivering 4.5 gigawatts of power through renewable energy and storage projects, aligns with Council's aspirations to harness opportunities in renewable energy and attract cutting-edge industry to our region and is a significant step towards realising a sustainable future for Latrobe City.

Advocacy for SEC Morwell

Council continues to strongly advocate for the Victorian government to prioritise the establishment of the SEC Head Office in Morwell. The establishment of the SEC and associated renewable energy projects will provide new jobs and industries, playing a critical role in facilitating our region's transformation. We will await further details about the establishment of the SEC Centre of Training Excellence, which we see as instrumental in preparing the next generation of tradespeople to drive the success of SEC renewable energy projects.

Council remains steadfast in our commitment to collaborating with the Victorian government. Together, we have the potential to forge a sustainable energy future that supports worker transition, fosters the creation of new and emerging jobs and facilitates the training and development of our highly skilled workforce, both current and future.

Underpinning our commitment to this vision is our Transition Plan, 'Our Transition.' This comprehensive plan outlines a wide range of actions, including upskilling initiatives to meet the evolving needs of businesses and industries and enhancing educational outcomes for our community.

Pictures from State Electricity Commission (SEC) Victoria website.


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