Rural Councils Victoria delegates have visited Canberra this week to highlight a number of important issues impacting rural Victorian communities.
RCV Chair Cr Mary-Ann Brown and Committee Member David Morcom met with elected representatives from across the political spectrum to discuss findings from recent RCV research and key priorities for support and investment.
Cr Brown and Mr Morcom discussed the need for investment in key areas of health, education and the liveability of our rural towns to ensure a rural lifestyle continues to appeal to new residents.
“We know we need to keep attracting new people to our rural towns and we know that friendly communities, affordable cost of living and good quality education and health services are so important. Looking after these key elements helps to ensure the viability of our rural towns for the long term,” said Cr Brown.
“Our rural communities are critical to a thriving Victoria and we need to see them supported by all levels of government, not just our local councils,” she said.
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About Rural Councils Victoria
Rural Councils Victoria (RCV) represents Victoria’s rural councils, supporting and promoting sustainable, liveable, prosperous rural communities. We believe that liveable, sustainable and prosperous rural communities are fundamental to the ongoing success of Victoria. Representing the one in nine Victorians who live in rural communities, RCV has 37 member councils across the state.