Tier one advocacy priorities are large-scale long-term projects with significant inter-generational impact on the region.
Baw Baw Culture and Connection Precinct
Council is advocating for co-funding from State and Federal Governments towards construction of Stage One of the Baw Baw Culture and Connection Precinct. Baw Baw Shire Council acknowledge and thank the Victorian Government for their contributions to the project ($3.5 million - Growing Suburbs Fund and $1 million - Living Libraries Infrastructure Program)
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Drouin and Warragul Arterial Road Network Planning
Council is seeking $3 Million in investment to be allocated to Regional Roads Victoria to undertake Arterial Road Network Planning for Drouin & Warragul.
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New Hospital and Increased Health Services and Support
Council will continue to advocate for progress on the State Government’s 2022 election promise to build a new West Gippsland Hospital as well as for increased access to health services and support for Baw Baw Shire residents.
Early Years Infrastructure Investment
Council is seeking commensurate funding and resources to respond to recent State Government early years sector reforms which place pressure on local kindergarten infrastructure and personnel.
Longwarry Logistics and Employment Hub
Council will work with government, industry and service providers to explore the feasibility of establishing an employment and logistics hub in Longwarry.
Securing Resources for Ongoing Growth
Council will advocate for government funding opportunities which better respond to forecast population growth and address gaps in the cost for regional councils to plan and deliver major infrastructure projects.