One Gippsland has capped off two successful days in Canberra after the region’s peak lobby groups teamed up to advocate on Gippsland’s behalf.
Committee for Gippsland, Gippsland Local Government Network and Regional Development Australia joined forces with local Federal politicians Darren Chester and Russell Broadbent to make sure Gippsland’s priority projects were front and centre at Parliament House this week.
One Gippsland met with 16 cabinet ministers, Senators and seniors advisers.
They sought funding for major job-creating projects including the Macalister Irrigation District 2030 revitalisation plan, continued duplication of the Princes Highway and Latrobe Valley dental prosthetics clinic.
They also used the opportunity to highlight the importance of major employers to the region such as Australian Paper’s Maryvale Mill and a prosperous Federal University.