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Creating a better digital future for region

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April 13, 2018

A newly funded plan is set to map out the Goulburn region’s specific digital needs and priorities.

The region is one of nine in regional Victoria set to benefit from more than $1 million towards digital planning.

A plan will be created for each region with the hope to bring together comprehensive and up-to-date information for the area’s digital infrastructure and services.

The funding was announced by Victorian Agriculture Minister Jaala Pulford this week.

The Victorian Government is working together with the Goulburn Regional Partnership to ‘‘develop a digital plan tailored to address the specific needs and priorities of the region,’’ a statement said.

Goulburn Regional Partnership chair David McKenzie said the partnership was proud to support this project.

He said at the 2017 Assembly, the partnerships had the opportunity to hear about the community’s experience of digital connectivity in the region.

‘‘The Goulburn Digital Plan is the first step towards addressing some of these issues and creating a better digital future for the region.’’

Investigative field work, mapping of the existing connectivity, improved fixed broadband, digital hubs and co-working spaces will be looked at under the initiative.

The first of the plans are set to be complete by mid year.

In response to all nine areas calling for improvements to digital infrastructure, funding was announced in this year’s state budget for the Connecting Regional Communities Program.

For more information, visit www.economicdevelopment.vic.gov.au/connecting-victoria

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