Posted on 12-Feb-2016
Application Close Date: 06-Mar-2016
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Expressions of Interest – Regional Partnerships

Business and Community Leaders

The Minister for Regional Development, the Hon Jaala Pulford MP, is seeking nominations from business and community leaders interested in representing their region on the Victorian Government’s new Regional Partnerships.

Regional Partnerships will be established in Barwon, Great South Coast, Central Highlands, Wimmera Southern Mallee, Mallee, Loddon Campaspe, Goulburn, Ovens Murray and Gippsland to drive regional priorities straight into the heart of government.

Each Regional Partnership will include a number of business and community members from which the chair and deputy chair will be selected. Partnerships will also include representatives and links to the three levels of government. These roles present an opportunity to collaborate with your community, identify regional priorities, influence government and positively shape the outcomes of your region. 

Applicants should have a deep understanding of the strategic opportunities and challenges facing their region, and a demonstrated ability to collaborate across community and industry groups.

Experience working within and across sectors, such as tourism, food and fibre, health and education, is highly desirable.

The Regional Partnerships will provide a platform for communities to have a greater say in issues that matter and ensure that their needs are heard by government. Regional Partnerships will look at the strategic priorities regional communities have identified themselves – across social, economic and environmental issues – and progress them locally as well as through government decision making processes. This approach recognises that government needs to change how it operates to respond to the needs of communities, and not the other way around.

Women, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people with disability and people from Culturally and Linguistically Diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.

How to apply

Applicants should view the ‘Information for Applicants’ document at the link.

Applicants will need to register an account on the Get on Board website then click the ‘apply online’ button below.  

The following documents must be submitted:

  • Online application form; and
  • A copy of your current Curriculum Vitae (preferably no longer than four to five pages in length)

All documents are to be attached as a Microsoft Office Word document or pdf.

Please note, as Local Government CEO's have an automatic place on the relevant Regional Partnership, they are not required to submit an expression of interest application form. Further information on roles and probity requirements will be provided to CEOs at a later date.

For more information regarding the Regional Partnerships and roles, please contact the relevant Regional Director below:


Barwon and Great South Coast

Mr. Unni Menon, Regional Director - Barwon South West


Phone: (03) 5215 6026


Ms. Leigh Kennedy, Regional Director – Gippsland


Phone: (03) 5116 7302

Central Highlands and Wimmera   Southern Mallee

Mr. Anthony Schinck, Regional Director – Grampians


Phone: (03) 5327 2828

Goulburn and Ovens Murray  

Mr. Matt Nelson, Regional Director – Hume


Phone: (03) 5722 7102

Loddon Campaspe and Mallee

Mr. Stan Liacos, Regional Director – Loddon Mallee


Phone: (03) 4433 8012

Expressions of interest close 11.59 pm on 6 March 2016.

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