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Gippsland Portal Local News: not phased by State Outlook

Valley Of Despair title deemed unfair

By Emma Kae - 25th October 2001 - Back to News

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Earlier this week, as avid readers of Melbourne-based paper The Age may have observed, an article titled ‘Victoria's valley of despair’ gave a somewhat downcast review of the Latrobe Valley. With unfortunate descriptions such as ‘the state's most disadvantaged region (that is) in desperate need of help’, one could be misled into thinking that the Latrobe Valley is a dead end region. is not phased by the State Outlook but feels that this article offers an opportunity for the community to show that we find Gippsland alive with spirit and people determined to get on with the job. There are many businesses and organisations that are ready and willing to create programs and projects that benefit the local region.

For example, are working to promote local business and Internet usage to the Gippsland region, while opening the door to a global market. Many local businesses and organisations have offered their services and support in achieving this goal.

The community, business district and Shire of the East Gippsland region have come together to form the East Gippsland Jobs Portal, an answer to the current state of unemployment within the region. Supported by several Gippsland businesses, including Victorian Eastern Development Association, East Gippsland Institute of TAFE, Bairnsdale Regional Health Service, East Gippsland Water, Patties, and VEGCO, the new portal is deemed to be a great success.

In another show of united spirit within Gippsland, the Wine Industry sectors within Gippsland have come together to form the website. This website offers a centralized on-line location where wine lovers can discover, learn about, and even purchase beautiful local wines, in addition to offering information about what Gippsland has to offer.

Gippsland and the Latrobe Valley is a growing region with much going for it. Celebrate Gippsland.


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