How is the plan being developed?
Change is already underway across Gippsland within key sectors, including energy, forestry, and agriculture.
The Latrobe Valley Authority has been asked by the Victorian Government to lead the development of a transition plan that describes future opportunities for the region as it undergoes this change.
The transition plan will set out a high-level vision for Gippsland in 2035, along with goals and guiding principles.
Community aspirations and priorities will be at the heart of the transition plan and a wide range of engagement is being undertaken to capture the voices of Gippsland's communities. Engagement includes face-to-face meetings, interviews, surveys and focus groups.
The Plan will be informed by the stories, knowledge and expertise of individuals, community groups, peak organisations, employers, industry groups, unions, Traditional Owners, professional bodies, education and training providers and local governments.
To set up a community engagement opportunity on the transition plan, please contact Jules Cole at email@example.com or phone 0428499587.
Guiding principles for transition
People are at the heart of the transition process
A shared future for the region by the region with the community empowered to shape their futures.
Equity and inclusion
Transition should improve the region’s economy, environment and liveability without negatively impacting those most vulnerable to change or at risk of exclusion.
A sustainably developed future
Ensuring a balance between environmental, climate, social and economic priorities can help reduce inequalities and produce positive outcomes for the entire community.
Build on identified strengths and advantages
Understanding and leveraging the region’s competitive advantages through innovation and collaboration helps communities become stronger and more resilient ensures economic growth is maintained and employment opportunities are increased.
Adopting an evidence-informed approach
A best-practice approach to transition that complements existing plans and strategies supporting economic and community development and adaptive capacity; and subject to monitoring, evaluation and iterative refinement as circumstances change. A key factor to support success is understanding the current workforce requirements, future projections, skills gaps, workforce shortfalls and training needs to inform decision making and drive innovation.
A coordinated approach across government, industry, education and communities
To achieve the vision for our region set out in the Plan, genuine partnerships and shared leadership between government, industry, private sector, unions, civil society groups, communities and governments is essential.
A Latrobe Valley and Gippsland Transition Plan Project Control Group has been established to provide strategic direction for the transition plan.
The Project Control Group is supported by an Implementation Working Group. The Implementation Working Group provides expertise and advice on actions and assists with coordination and engagement with stakeholders to support development of the transition plan.
Membership of the Implementation Working Group consists of representatives from Traditional Owners, a range of sectors such as business and industry, community services and health, education and employment, as well as non-government organisations, unions, local councils and government agencies.
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