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Latrobe Valley and Gippsland Transition Plan is a missed opportunity says Committee for Gippsland

Committee for Gippsland appreciates plan engagement but laments lack of funded support. Collaboration needed for the region's transition. State government crucial for funding and diversification.

By news@gippsland - 16th August 2023 - Back to News

The release of the Latrobe Valley and Gippsland Transition Plan highlights the important work already underway in transitioning our region. Committee for Gippsland CEO Tony Cantwell said while the Committee for Gippsland appreciates the extensive engagement involved in developing the plan, unfortunately it was a missed opportunity with no new funded recommendations adopted to support the region's transition.

Committee for Gippsland persists in advocating practical actions for economy's diversification and job creation

Committee for Gippsland persists in advocating practical actions for economy's diversification and job creation

Collaborative transition essential

Tony said, "Transitioning our region cannot be done alone. It will require collaboration across community, government, and industry. We all must play our part if we are to succeed. As part of this collaborative effort, the state government has an essential role to play in facilitating and implementing practical actions supported by specific funding to enable our regional economy to diversify."

"Without targeted funding, the region is at risk of not enabling new local sustainable employment opportunities to emerge, detrimental socio-economic outcomes, and ultimately an increase in cost to taxpayers through higher social security payments," he said.

Gippsland's collaborative power

In August, a Committee for Gippsland delegation comprising industry, business and government leaders visited the Hunter Valley and established a collaborative alliance to ensure positive transitions that secure public and private investment in Australia's key power generation regions.

The Committee for Gippsland will continue to work with our regional counterparts and advocate for practical actions that can support our economy to diversify, attract new investment, help our supply chains pivot to new industries and create sustainable job opportunities, especially for our young people.

Pictures from Star of the South Project Facebook page.


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