Gippsland

The new Cowes Library will be dynamic and interactive, bringing together the cultural and social aspirations of the community with a new theatre, gallery, café and open space in the centre of town.

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The Ellinbank SmartFarm in Gippsland is Australia’s leading dairy innovation facility, fast-tracking innovative technology solutions in a research environment and showcasing them to the dairy industry.

Among the exciting features of the 750-seat Gippsland Performing Arts Centre in Traralgon will be new landscaping and plaza layout for outdoor events, a café, social areas, and community meeting rooms.

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The Snowy Rail Bridge project will see the restoration of the historic trestle bridge to enable cycling and walking along its length as a drawcard for visitors to the East Gippsland Rail Trail.

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This project will enable the delivery of the first stages of the Metung Hot Springs facility, a natural geothermal mineral springs bathing experience that will provide a major, all-weather all seasons destination delivering high volume and high yield visitation to East Gippsland.

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The Latrobe Manufacturing Precinct project will support the centre to manage greater water and energy demands, creating business investment opportunities and jobs for locals.

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The extension and redevelopment of Cameron Sports Complex included two more multipurpose courts with seating, extended gymnastics floor space, four unisex change rooms and a general building refurbishment.

This project will invest in the protection and enhancement of Wilsons Prom, improving visitor experiences while reducing the environmental impact of visitation to protect endangered native animals.

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The project will provide low-impact, eco-friendly roofed accommodation at Cape Conran Coastal Park to enhance existing and fire-damaged accommodation.

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This project will enable early infrastructure and environmental works to support the future development of the Nunduk Eco Tourism Lodge and Spa.

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This project includes extension of the Longwarry Early Learning Centre to cater for the growing population and provide much needed community space.

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Upgrading the Foster Indoor Stadium will deliver a competition-ready basketball court, change rooms and meeting spaces.

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The Paynesville Maritime Precinct, known as Squatters Row, will be revitalised with a new seawall and boardwalk designed to boost the popularity of the recreational waterway.

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The Mirboo North Library Refurbishment has created a modern and welcoming space for an extended program of library and community events.

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The project will formalise trails on Raymond Island and will enhance the wildlife and koala-watching activities for which the island is famous.

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An on-water café on Bullock Island will be yet another reason for tourists from all over to visit Lakes Entrance.

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Gabo Island’s accommodation and visitor facilities will be refurbished to create a unique wildlife viewing experience, and to pave the way for a potential Victorian lighthouse accommodation trail.

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Pelican is CarbonNet's first carbon dioxide (CO2) storage site in Bass Strait, and, can store five million tonnes of CO2 per year for 25 years.

The new sports pavilion will include unisex changerooms, umpires changerooms, a first aid room and accessible public toilets.

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The upgrade of netball facilities in Western Park includes reconstruction of courts and female-friendly amenities.

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Replacing the existing Cowes Cultural and Community Centre, the new facility will expand community activities and events and better showcase the history and culture of the region.

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When one of the world's largest cider cellars is completed, Gurneys Cider will be able to increase production, with significant flow-ons for the local economy and tourism.

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This extensive facility upgrade will improve the courts and seating, install lighting to support evening games and transform the club into a centre of excellence.

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This 6.1km shared cycling and walking trail will connect communities, improve safety and provide recreational opportunities for residents, schoolchildren, and visitors.

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This investment secures the future of the Superbike World Championship from 2018 to 2027.

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For sports clubs and their supporters in Bellbird Park East, this project delivers a multi-use community pavilion with a commercial kitchen, disabled parking, and female-friendly sporting facilities.

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The Warragul Leisure Centre Stadium expansion project delivers two indoor sports courts, offices, meeting rooms and change rooms.

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Wonthaggi families will enjoy a fully accessible, multi-generational play space including solar panels and LED lighting. The project will use recycled materials to reduce environmental impact.

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Seven top-class courts with lighting will make Leongatha's netball facility a key sporting centre in the region.

An onsite brewing operation will provide a unique food and beverage experience for Phillip Island providing an additional attraction for visitors to the island.

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Haunted Hills will become the main bike park within the proposed G7 Central Gippsland MTB Hub. Suitable for all riders, it will become a gateway park for skill development and excellence.

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A range of sports will benefit from Bass Shire's significant upgrades to three sporting pavilions in the region.

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A new canoe launch recreation facility at Thomson Bridge Campground will allow visitors to the Walhalla Historic area even more options for outdoor recreation.

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Improving the lighting to the local reserve will allow more sports training and recreation for the Cowes community.

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George Bates Reserve is one of the Latrobe sportsgrounds that received a lighting upgrade to encourage greater community participation and access.

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For walkers, bike riders and nature lovers, more than 20 kilometres of gravel trail will be laid down between Korumburra and Nyora.

Catering to a range of sports, this project will deliver eight new courts lined for netball and futsal, two upgraded hockey pitches, a multipurpose field, two new soccer pitches, two new pavilions and extended car parking.

This project supports the installation of an alternative energy system comprising solar, wind generation and battery storage with a controlled microgrid and live-pricing trial.

Recreational mountain bikers of all abilities will have longer and better trails to ride with the completion of this renewal and development program at Mount Baw Baw.

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A range of local sports grounds, including Ronald Reserve get an upgrade to lighting to allow greater participation and access.

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A range of Latrobe City sportsgrounds, including Northern Reserve, receive an upgrade to lighting to allow greater participation and access.

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A range of sports will benefit from Bass Shire's significant upgrades to three sporting pavilions in the region.

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Improving the lighting to the local reserve will allow for more sports training and recreation for the community.

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Improving the lighting to the local reserve at Dalyston will allow for more sports training and recreation for the community.

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A range of Latrobe sportsgrounds, including Old Trafford Oval, get an upgrade to lighting to allow greater participation and access.

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Additional Camping Sites Far East Gippsland project will include camping upgrades and visitor experience improvements at six sites across the Alpine, Croajingolong, Mitchell River and Snowy River National Parks.

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Additional Camping Sites Far East Gippsland project will include camping upgrades and visitor experience improvements at six sites across the Alpine, Croajingolong, Mitchell River and Snowy River National Parks.

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Additional Camping Sites Far East Gippsland project will include camping upgrades and visitor experience improvements at six sites across the Alpine, Croajingolong, Mitchell River and Snowy River National Parks.

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A range of sports will benefit from Bass Shire's significant upgrades to three sporting pavilions in the region.

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This statewide project to eliminate black spots in the mobile network recognises the importance of mobile communication to lives, families and businesses around Mirboo.

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This statewide project to eliminate black spots in the mobile network recognises the importance of mobile communication to lives, families and businesses around Bonang.

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This statewide project to eliminate black spots in the mobile network recognises the importance of mobile communication to lives, families and businesses around Carrajung Lower.

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This statewide project to eliminate black spots in the mobile network recognises the importance of mobile communication to lives, families and businesses around Macks Creek.

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This statewide project to eliminate black spots in the mobile network recognises the importance of mobile communication to lives, families and businesses around Traralgon South.

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This statewide project to eliminate black spots in the mobile network recognises the importance of mobile communication to lives, families and businesses around Allambee.

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This statewide project to eliminate black spots in the mobile network recognises the importance of mobile communication to lives, families and businesses around Walhalla.

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This statewide project to eliminate black spots in the mobile network recognises the importance of mobile communication to lives, families and businesses around Butchers Ridge.

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This statewide project to eliminate black spots in the mobile network recognises the importance of mobile communication to lives, families and businesses around Lindenow.

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This statewide project to eliminate black spots in the mobile network recognises the importance of mobile communication to lives, families and businesses around Licola.

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This statewide project to eliminate black spots in the mobile network recognises the importance of mobile communication to lives, families and businesses around Cowwarr.

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This statewide project to eliminate black spots in the mobile network recognises the importance of mobile communication to lives, families and businesses around Narracan.

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This statewide project to eliminate black spots in the mobile network recognises the importance of mobile communication to lives, families and businesses around Gelantipy Exchange.

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This statewide project to eliminate black spots in the mobile network recognises the importance of mobile communication to lives, families and businesses around Berrys Creek.

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This statewide project to eliminate black spots in the mobile network recognises the importance of mobile communication to lives, families and businesses around Tarwin Lower.

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This statewide project to eliminate black spots in the mobile network recognises the importance of mobile communication to lives, families and businesses around Bellbird Creek.

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This statewide project to eliminate black spots in the mobile network recognises the importance of mobile communication to lives, families and businesses around Tanjil South.

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This project has better connected passengers on the state's five busiest regional lines with 35 new mobile base stations and on-train boosters to improve mobile coverage.

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This project has better connected passengers on the state's five busiest regional lines with 35 new mobile base stations and on-train boosters to improve mobile coverage.

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This project has better connected passengers on the state's five busiest regional lines with 35 new mobile base stations and on-train boosters to improve mobile coverage.

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This project has better connected passengers on the state's five busiest regional lines with 35 new mobile base stations and on-train boosters to improve mobile coverage.

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This project has better connected passengers on the state's five busiest regional lines with 35 new mobile base stations and on-train boosters to improve mobile coverage.

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This project has better connected passengers on the state's five busiest regional lines with 35 new mobile base stations and on-train boosters to improve mobile coverage.

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This project has better connected passengers on the state's five busiest regional lines with 35 new mobile base stations and on-train boosters to improve mobile coverage.

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The $550 million Connecting Victoria program will deliver broadband upgrades for businesses in around 120 locations across Victoria over the next two years.

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The $550 million Connecting Victoria program will deliver broadband upgrades for businesses in around 120 locations across Victoria over the next two years.

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This statewide project to eliminate black spots in the mobile network recognises the importance of mobile communication to lives, families and businesses around Cape Conran.

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The Latrobe Valley GovHub brings hundreds of public sector jobs to Morwell, providing a home for Parks Victoria, Earth Resources Regulation and Solar Victoria, and providing an annual economic boost of $15 million.

The $550 million Connecting Victoria program is fast-tracking improvements to broadband and mobile connectivity for residents and businesses with new and upgraded telecommunications infrastructure.

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The $550 million Connecting Victoria program will deliver broadband upgrades for residents and businesses in around 120 locations across Victoria over the next two years.

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The $550 million Connecting Victoria program will deliver broadband upgrades for residents and businesses in around 120 locations across Victoria over the next two years.

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The $550 million Connecting Victoria program will deliver broadband upgrades for residents and businesses in around 120 locations across Victoria over the next two years.

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The $550 million Connecting Victoria program will deliver broadband upgrades for businesses in around 120 locations across Victoria over the next two years.

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The $550 million Connecting Victoria program is fast-tracking improvements to broadband and mobile connectivity for residents and businesses with new and upgraded telecommunications infrastructure.

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This statewide project to eliminate black spots in the mobile network recognises the importance of mobile communication to lives, families and businesses around Cowwarr.

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The $550 million Connecting Victoria program will deliver broadband upgrades for residents and businesses in around 120 locations across Victoria over the next two years.

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The 14-kilometre trail will connect the Bass Coast towns of Inverloch and Wonthaggi. It is a shared trail for cyclists, runners and walkers.

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Stage 1 of the Baw Baw Civic Precinct will deliver a new community building at the edge of Civic Park. It will include a library, gallery, coworking spaces, cafe, community rooms and a roof garden.

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Streetscape works at McBride Avenue will attract more visitors. Works include landscaping, art installations, street furniture, signage, improved pedestrian access, motorist networks and new alfresco dining areas.

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The second stage of works at the maritime precinct will mean boaters have an easier time getting out on the water. Works include seawalls, a concrete boardwalk, a new boat ramp and jetty, services jetty and two floating pontoon jetties.

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Extending the Great Southern Rail Trail by 21km from Welshpool to Alberton will make it one of Australia’s longest rail-trails at 100km long. This will encourage more visitors to the region to walk, jog and cycle along the trail.

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The historic Leongatha and Korumburra railway station precincts will be upgraded to attract more visitors. This project will deliver more carparks, walkways, landscaping, public amenities and outdoor spaces.

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The historic Leongatha and Korumburra railway station precincts will be upgraded to attract more visitors. This project will deliver more carparks, walkways, landscaping, public amenities and outdoor spaces.

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Sections of the Bass Coast Rail Trail and the Kilcunda bridge will be widened, including replacement of 700m of the trail, to improve access for pedestrians, cyclists and horse riders. Boardwalk upgrades will make the trail easier for people of all abilities.

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Sections of the Bass Coast Rail Trail will be widened, including replacement of 700m of the trail, to improve access for pedestrians, cyclists and horse riders. Boardwalk upgrades will make the trail easier for people of all abilities.

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The $550 million Connecting Victoria program is building new infrastructure and fast-tracking the rollout of 5G to improve mobile connectivity for residents and businesses.

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Area overview

We acknowledge and recognise the Traditional Owners of the land within the regional area, the Gunaikurnai People and the Bunurong People, while also including areas without formally recognised Traditional Owners.

Gippsland stretches along Victoria’s east coast from the outskirts of Melbourne to the New South Wales border.

Gippsland is one of the most resource-rich regions in Australia, with the industrial heartland of the Latrobe Valley, agricultural lands, coastal and lakes regions, highlands, snowfields and the forested north and east.

Major industries in the region include electricity, forestry, dairy, fishing and tourism. Other sectors such as manufacturing, engineering, construction, healthcare and education are also playing key roles in the regional economy.

Gippsland has a significant visitor economy with natural attractions such as the internationally recognised Wilson’s Promontory National Park, the Gippsland Lakes and the Phillip Island Nature Park, home to the world-famous Penguin Parade.

Opportunities

Gippsland communities and the Gippsland Regional Partnership have identified a need for:

  • new jobs and industry to counter planned closures, particularly in the energy sector, and a plan to capitalise on a low-carbon future
  • investment to adapt and grow the food and fibre sector
  • improved access to transport and digital infrastructure and services
  • development and promotion of cultural, historical, eco-tourism destinations and Traditional Owner and Aboriginal cultural tourism.
Page last updated 21 Jul 2022
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