COMMITTEE for Echuca Moama (C4EM) chief executive Martin Szakal was one of many attendees at the recent Loddon Campaspe Regional Digital Plan inception meeting.
The meeting was held as part of the Victorian Government’s Regional Partnerships Digital Plan to further understand the challenges and opportunities for strengthening and building regional economies.
The purpose of the regional plan is to get government working with regional partnerships and their constituents to develop region-specific digital plans
Mr Szakal said this was the seventh of nine regional partnership meetings across the state and the insights showed that each region had varying degrees of evolution of their own digital strategies.
“The meeting outlined the contents of the plan and what it will cover. This includes identifying key economics and demographics of the region that will result in an interactive, database-driven mapping tool,” he said.
“It will also identify specific projects required to meet regional gaps, including the assessment of public benefits for policy formulation with the goal being the prioritisation of an identified project.
“From this meeting it was pointed out by other participants that there already had been a considerable amount of work done in our region over recent times. That work should be considered and included in the development of any works relating to the Loddon Campaspe region.”
The next stages of the digital plan will begin once all inception meetings have been conducted and initial feedback from those meetings has been considered.