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Latrobe City Mayor takes on Chair of Gippsland Local Government Network

Latrobe City Mayor, Councillor Tony Hanning, has taken on the position of Chair of the Gippsland Local Government Network, at a handover meeting in Bairnsdale last Friday.

By Latrobe City Council - 7th November 2000 - Back to News

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Latrobe City Mayor, Councillor Tony Hanning, has taken on the position of Chair of the Gippsland Local Government Network, at a handover meeting in Bairnsdale last Friday.

The Gippsland Local Government Network consists of the Mayors and Chief Executive Officers of the seven Gippsland Councils: Baw Baw, Bass Coast, Cardinia, East Gippsland, Latrobe, South Gippsland and Wellington.

Cr Hanning said that the chairing and support of the Network was shared between Councils on a rotational basis and it was now Latrobe City’s turn.

"I am honoured to take on the position of Chair of this important Gippsland body. The Network is fundamental to good regional coordination and development and the level of co-operation between Gippsland Councils is second to none," Cr Hanning said.

"In fact, the State Government has recognised the enormous value of the Gippsland model of regional coordination, which is embodied by the Network, and held it out as an example to other regions," Cr Hanning added.

"The value of working together regionally cannot be overstated. There are numerous examples of good outcomes achieved through a cooperative effort. One example, agreed on Friday by the Network, is a coordinated approach to developing export markets with China. Latrobe and East Gippsland Councils have already worked together on the China Export Readiness Project. Efforts will now be made to extend this concept to all Gippsland Councils," Cr Hanning emphasised.

"Another example is the combined efforts of the Gippsland Local Government Network to lobby for improved road funding for Gippsland, and specifically, agreement between the Councils to lobby the Federal Government for funding for the Pakenham Bypass," Cr Hanning said.

"The Gippsland Local Government Network has an Action Plan of items of key importance for the Region. The Network is taking action on all issues, which will make a difference for Gippsland’s development. Cooperation and collaboration are proving an excellent recipe for good regional governance," Cr Hanning concluded.

Media Enquiries:

Cr. Tony Hanning, Mayor, Latrobe City tel. 0417 373 577

Cr. Brendan Jenkins, Deputy Mayor, Latrobe City tel. 0417 374 590

Ms. Penny Holloway, Chief Executive Officer, tel. 5173 1401 or 0417 557 103

Jeremy Bein, Public Relations and Communications Officer, tel. 5173 1468

Source: www.gippsland.com

Published by: latrobecity@gippslander.com



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