11 Oct 2017

The Gunaikurnai people are the traditional owners of a large area of Gippsland, in Eastern Victoria.

In 2010 the State of Victoria legally recognised the Gunaikurnai peoples’ traditional ownership of and connection to the land and waters of this region through a Recognition and...



22 Mar 2017

The Victorian government’s announcement of an early retirement scheme aimed at redeploying some workers (losing their jobs due to the Hazelwood power station closure) to another power generator in the Latrobe Valley has been welcomed in many quarters. It is considered smart politics and policy,...


21 Dec 2016

This report presents the findings of all project evaluation activities carried out as part of the project ‘Enabling Gippsland Councils to integrate climate risk and adaptation into local and regional strategies’, which concluded in August 2016. The Centre for Urban Research at RMIT University was...

Research report

1 Jul 2016

In December 2015, the Committee for Gippsland initiated a project to inform and drive a recommended approach to industry transitioning in the Latrobe Valley. The project established a number of methods of data gathering to inform this report’s findings and recommendations. These included a business...

Research report

30 Apr 2015

This executive summary integrates findings from two reports:

- Developing a Regional Resilience Monitor

- The Development of the Gippsland Economic Modelling Tool

As an initiative of the Latrobe Valley Industry and Employment Roadmap, the reports’ findings focus on three Gippsland local...

Research report

30 Oct 2014

Executive Summary

This study develops a Regional Resilience Monitor (RRM) which will enable the measurement of changes over time in a number of key dimensions for the well-being of regional Australia. Resilience is defined as the capacity of a local community to respond...

Research report

30 Sep 2014

Executive Summary

This study develops a measurement tool to assess the economic health, human capital, social well-being and liveability of regional locations. The study is guided by developments in the professional literature related to measuring these four dimensions. Information was compiled from existing...


10 Jul 2012

The Victorian Government recognises the importance of the Latrobe Valley to the State’s economy and the enormous contribution the region’s businesses and communities make to Victoria’s prosperity. This is why we are actively responding to mitigate against the effects of the national carbon tax, and...



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