Strathbogie Shire Council Mayor Amanda McClaren is encouraging anyone living or working in the shire to attend the Goulburn Regional Partnerships Assembly in Shepparton next Wednesday.
This event, Cr McClaren said, is designed to address some of the persistent challenges faced by our region, through round table discussions.
The Goulburn Assembly will consist of residents and local government officials from Moira, Greater Shepparton, Strathbogie, Mitchell and Murrindindi councils.
There will be detailed discussions on the following topics:
■Reducing stubborn unemployment;
■Safe and timely access to public transport;
■Improving digital connectivity;
■Addressing developmental vulnerability in children;
■Breaking down barriers to education;
■Supporting young people to be happy and healthy;
■Encouraging healthy lifestyles;
■Tackling crime and substance abuse in communities; and
■Reducing social isolation and improving mental health.
Goulburn Regional Partnerships chair David McKenzie said these assemblies are effective in bringing different groups and levels of government in the region together.
‘‘Regional assemblies help to identify and refine individual regions’ priorities, through listening to the people living in them,’’ he said.
Cr McClaren said she strongly encouraged members of the Strathbogie Shire community to attend and participate, in order to ensure the needs and concerns of the region are heard.
To register, or for more information about the Goulburn Regional Partnerships Assembly 2018, visit www.engage.vic.gov.au/ goulburn or phone (03) 58954112.