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Gippsland Local Government Network makes submission to Federal Committee on Service Delivery
By Latrobe City Council - 21st March 2001 - Back to News
Tell us your opinion See what others have saidChair of Gippsland Local Government Network (GLGN), Councillor Tony Hanning, has made a submission on behalf of the Network to the Federal ALP
Caucus Committee on Service Delivery.
The Federal ALP Caucus Committee was meeting in Wonthaggi on Monday as part of a national program of investigating service delivery issues in rural and
Cr Hanning said that the submission to Caucus discussed issues common to Gippsland, the vulnerability of small communities and the way in which
Commonwealth policies in service delivery, and private sector service delivery, impacted on those communities.
“Obvious examples are the withdrawal of postal services and the closure of bank branches which impact highly on the viability of other businesses in small
communities and consequently the long term future of the communities themselves,” Cr Hanning explained.
Cr Hanning said the GLGN Submission drew attention to the dispersed nature of the population in Gippsland, stressing there were only relatively few centres with
populations of over 5000.
“This makes Gippsland particularly vulnerable to the downside of globalisation, restructuring and changes to competition policy,” Cr Hanning said.
“Some Commonwealth policies have had a detrimental effect on Gippslanders, and while the Commonwealth Government has introduced a number of funding
initiatives in rural Australia in recent times, it could be argued that these are too little, too late,” Cr Hanning said.
“In our submission, GLGN was able to demonstrate to the Caucus Committee that GLGN is leading the way in Regional cooperation and coordination. It has
encouraged a regional perspective of issues facing and affecting Gippsland, recognising that many economic, social and environmental development issues
benefit from being advanced on a regional basis,” Cr Hanning said.
“All of Gippsland is linked in some way, whether through transport routes, population movements, or through its catchments. For example, whatever
happens to rivers and steams in Baw Baw or Latrobe will affect the Gippsland Lakes.
Councillor Hanning told the Caucus Committee that GLGN had received a sympathetic ear from the State Government, but was still trying to get the ear of
the Federal Government.
“There has already been one GLGN delegation to Canberra, and a further visit is planned. Our aim is to achieve a funding package for Gippsland covering a wide
range of issues,” Cr Hanning concluded.
Chairperson: Cr Tony Hanning, Deputy Mayor, Latrobe City.
Telephone: 0417 373 577
Secretary: Ms. Penny Holloway, CEO, Latrobe City.
Telephone: 5173 1401 or 0417 557 103
Jeremy Bein, Public Relations and Communications Officer,
Latrobe City. Telephone: 5173 1468
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