SOUTH Gippsland Shire Council was pleased to host a visit from Federal and State Ministers this week. The visit followed on from a recent advocacy trip to Canberra by Mayor Nathan Hersey, Deputy Mayor Clare Williams and CEO Kerryn Ellis.
The Hon. Kristy McBain, Minister for Regional Development, Local Government and Territories and the Hon. Melissa Horne, Minister for Local Government, Minister for Roads and Road Safety, Minister for Ports and Freight visited South Gippsland to talk about key issues impacting the South Gippsland community. This included discussions surrounding renewable energy and securing better engagement with residents, as well as transport and regional development.
Also discussed were Council’s priority road projects, namely the Leongatha Heavy Vehicle Alternative Route Stage Two and South Gippsland Highway Realignment, Korumburra. Council is continually advocating for improvements to our region that will see tangible results for our future and increased economic diversity.
South Gippsland was pleased to host the visit and hopes that the increased cooperation between different levels of government will help us to achieve good outcomes for our region.
Cr Nathan Hersey, Mayor South Gippsland Shire Council said, “The recent visit by Minister McBain and Minister Horne presented Council with a good opportunity to discuss our regional priorities and issues that are of concern to local residents. We would like to thank both Ministers for their visit and look forward to more productive conversations in the near future.”
“It was an honour to host the visit to South Gippsland.”