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Hume Skills Needs

Priority 1: Growing regional cities and centres that support communities—support renewal of urban spaces and infrastructure and upgrade to facilities to provide accessible regional amenities, liveability and services

What skills/experience will be needed from future committee members to achieve this priority?

  • Demonstrated Senior Executive level experience in governance and management from the following sectors:
    • Local government
    • Service provision ie education/health
    • National industry/business.
  • In addition consideration of high level skills in strategic and land use planning, investment development and infrastructure facilitation.

Priority 2: Strengthening Transport Capacity—support key improvement to regional road and rail networks; further development of intermodal freight and logistics precincts; advocate for planning and construction of High Speed Rail

What skills/experience will be needed from future committee members to achieve this priority?

  • Demonstrated Senior Executive level experience in governance and management from the following sectors:
    • Local government
    • National transport and logistics industry/business.
  • In addition consideration of high level skills in investment development and infrastructure facilitation.

Priority 3: Going Global in the Food Economy—position the region to participate in the global food economy through further development and investment in key economic contributors—dairy and horticulture and the opportunities emerging in agribusiness and agritourism

What skills/experience will be needed from future committee members to achieve this priority?

  • Demonstrated Senior Executive level experience in governance and management from the following sectors:
    • Local government
    • International/National food manufacturing industry/business
    • Agribusiness/tourism.
  • In addition consideration of high level skills in investment development and infrastructure facilitation.

Geography

Is geographic representation important to achieve the RDA committee's priorities?

  • Yes.

Which geographic areas require greater representation from future members?

  • At a minimum require one representative from each of the regional cities of Shepparton, Wangaratta and Wodonga within Hume Region and one representative from each of the four sub regions including Goulburn Valley (which incorporates Greater Shepparton, Moira and Strathbogie local government authorities(LGAs)), Upper (Indigo, Towong and Wodonga LGAs), Lower (Mitchell and Murrinidindi (LGAs)) and Central Hume (Alpine, Benalla, Mansfield and Wangaratta (LGAs)) .

Other Comments

Hume Region is an extremely diverse region, with three regional cities, a number of smaller service centres, and remote rural locations. The geography of the region ranges from peri-urban and regional centres, to remote alpine and rural areas. Whilst growth across the region is predicted to be positive, there are centres of exception where growth is amongst the fastest in the state.