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Southern Melbourne Skills Needs

Priority 1: Improving Connectivity: Transport, Freight, Ports and High Speed Broadband

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

  • A strategic overview and understanding of issues related to planning, transport, freight and ports and their relationship to economic development.
  • A strategic overview and understanding of local government issues relating to economic and hard infrastructure planning.
  • Senior government experience at the local, state or federal level related to planning, infrastructure, investment or economic development.
  • Networks related to local, state or federal government or to planning, transport and freight, ports and their relationship to economic development.
  • Understanding of infrastructure connectivity issues related to outer metropolitan municipalities.
  • Skills related to urban planning, economic development or strategic planning.

Priority 2: Increasing Skills: Access to Education, Training and Employment

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

  • A strategic overview and understanding of issues relating to employment, education and training.
  • An understanding of regional disadvantage and its relationship to education and employment inequity.
  • Senior experience in education or training or employment development.
  • Networks related to employment, education or training.
  • Skills related to employment development or workforce planning.

Priority 3: Growing Key Industry Sectors: Manufacturing, Agriculture, Tourism

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

  • Strategic overview and understanding of issues relating to the priority industries (Manufacturing, Agriculture, Tourism) and in particular, manufacturing.
  • Business knowledge and understanding of local and/or regional issues related to industry growth and development.
  • Understanding of investment and investment attraction strategies and innovation.
  • Networks related to the key industry sectors.
  • Background and skills related to business, industry or investment development.

Geography

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

  • Yes.

Which geographic areas require greater representation from future members?

  • The periurban municipalities of Casey, Cardinia and Mornington Peninsula.
  • The inner urban areas of Port Phillip and Bayside.