The Central Highlands will host an upcoming public hearing by the Senate inquiry into regional inequality in Australia.
The inquiry is held by the Senate Economics Reference Committee. Its work collects information that helps government policy makers understand what policies are needed to make regional Australia the best it can be and reduce shortcomings compared to major cities.
Central Highlands Regional Council Mayor Kerry Hayes said he welcomed the Committee’s decision to hold the hearing where it matters – in a regional town.
‘The Central Highlands is an economic powerhouse with diverse industries, but there’s no denying that service provision in regional areas isn’t the same as in the major cities,’ he said.
‘To attract sustainable investment, diversity in skills and people, offer liveability and quality of life that exist in the cities, regional Australia needs the support by state and federal governments and policies.
‘The hearing will see a number of submissions to the inquiry discussed with the Committee and anyone interested is welcome to attend to observe.’
The hearing will be held at McIndoe Function Centre on Wednesday 29 August 2018, time to be confirmed. For more information, click here.