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Community Conversations to deliver second Strength-Led Transition plan

Council prepares for phase two of Strength-Led Transition plan

By Portal Admin - 10th April 2018 - Back to News

On Wednesday night Latrobe City’s community continued to solidify and refine its vision for the future as Council prepares for phase two of its Strength-Led Transition plan, which for the past year, has been an authentic reflection of our community aspirations.

Mayor, Councillor Darrell White said, "While it has been heartening and appreciated to secure over $900 million in funding commitments within the Latrobe Valley and Latrobe City Council over the past year from State and Federal Government, our work is far from done.

"The funding has begun to trigger valuable private investment in our regional city, but with the Victorian election looming it is timely to check in with our community so we know precisely what we should be seeking to secure through our advocacy efforts."

Much like the phase one process, Latrobe City Council is turning to the community to establish our priority list.

Through a series of Community Conversation events every member of the community has an opportunity to voice an opinion; raise issues and challenges; make suggestions for new initiatives—all of which can shape our City’s future.

Those who attended the event last Wednesday ranked the ideas raised throughout the night into a list of top ten priorities:

  1. Pakenham to Melbourne (Gippsland) Rail Corridor
  2. State/Federal Government job decentralisation
  3. Diversity in industry & renewals – more use of
  4. Recycling – address waste problem
  5. Release land on brown coal overlays
  6. Drug & mental health facilities
  7. Innovative coal uses/fertiliser/low emission use
  8. Develop strategic infrastructure for development
  9. Brown Coal Royalties Fund
  10. Agriculture – value adding

This list will be tested at an industry and business event next week and further explored during the next Community Conversation event on Wednesday 28 March, 6pm Italian Australian Club.

"These events are for anyone with an interest in our future.

"As a Councillor over the past thirty years I know how satisfying it is to have a front row seat developing raw concepts and fledgling ideas into concrete outcomes for our community. This process gives everyone in our community a chance to actively participate in shaping our future.

"I invite everyone to join us at the table—nothing is off limits, our ears and minds are open."


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