COVID-19 ACTION & RECOVERY FOR GIPPSLAND.
During what is undoubtedly the most significant global challenge of modern times, it is paramount our region starts to consider life after COVID-19. Leading up to the outbreak, the region was in the midst of bushfire recovery and the reform of major industry.
On behalf of its membership, the Committee for Gippsland (C4G) is continuing to urge Government to invest in industries and sectors where new jobs can be created and sustained.
According to Jane Oakley, C4G chief executive officer, until recently this advocacy has been in response to major policy reform that has impacted upon key industries across Gippsland, most notably energy, forestry, fisheries and agriculture. It is crucial that advocacy for the region be informed by the region even as it continues to come to grips with the implications of COVID-19.
to be part of the survey
“More than ever, it is time for us to come together embrace clever thinking and identify initiatives to stimulate the regional economy,” Jane Oakley emphasised. “It is important we’re on the front foot to help ensure our future is bright and that Gippslanders thrive in the communities in which they live and work.”
C4G has just released a quick survey seeking to understand the current impact of COVID-19 on businesses in Gippsland. Importantly, this information will be collated to help inform the region’s economic and social response to the pandemic and the development of a recovery plan for Gippsland.