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Loddon Mallee Skills Needs

Priority 1: Foster our comparative advantages in agriculture, food processing and other regionally significant industries

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

  • Strong understanding of and connections to local government
  • An ability to think strategically
  • Strong understanding of and connections to industry and business sectors
  • Knowledge experience and connections to agriculture
  • Experience in food processing or other manufacturing enterprises

Priority 2: Build the connecting infrastructure for our diverse economy and enhance the livability and appeal of our Region

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

  • Skills in advocacy
  • Understand return on investment business cases, infrastructure projects and large capital investment initiatives
  • Knowledge of the transport industry, including rail and airports
  • An understanding of the opportunities associated with the Digital Economy
  • Knowledge of the renewable energy sector
  • Knowledge of tourism and cultural heritage

Priority 3: Enhance the wellbeing and economic participation of our people

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

  • Understanding of and connections with small towns
  • Knowledge of the community health sector
  • Knowledge of the training and skills sector

Geography

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

  • Yes.

Which geographic areas require greater representation from future members?

  • The Northern and Southern parts of the Region—currently a concentration from Bendigo and surrounds

Other Comments

Our Regional Strategic Plan is owned and endorsed by Local Government. Amongst the board members there needs to be strong representation of Local Government (both CEOs and Councilors). We are also keen that there is cross membership with our Regional Management Forum to help regional cohesion. Our RMF has the CEOs of each of the 10 Local Government Authorities in its membership.