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Election Strategy

13 Jun 2013

As a member based organisation, we our proud that our agenda is set by a broad and diverse membership group. Following our recent Strategic Action Plan workshop conducted in early May, four key projects were identified and recently ratified by the Committee Board to seek Federal funding in our advocacy & lobbying work. Major Events & Sports Precinct Committee is lobbying for $25 million in federal funding to develop this community precinct which will feature an integrated events, exhibition, sports development (including a University of Ballarat sports science and health faculty). Such a large scale facility capable of attracting major exhibitions and large scale music and sporting events will deliver both social and economic benefits to Ballarat and the greater region.   Read more here Intermodal Freight Hub Committee is lobbying for federal funding to develop this facility that supports the activation and commercialisation of the BWEZ. This integrated facility will support the continued growth and improved productivity of regionally located industry and manufacturers. It will have High Performance Freight Vehicle (HPFV) access via the new Western Link Road (due for completion end 2014) and will deliver freight efficiently to Melbourne and its ports via the Western Highway.   Read more here Bio-Technology Innovation Centre Committee is lobbying for federal funding to develop this facility in an Industrial Bio-Technology Cluster in Ballarat within the BWEZ. The Centre will position Ballarat as a natural leader in industrial bio-technology capability and provide a base for founding and attracting new business at the BWEZ.   Read more here Waste to Energy Facility  Committee is lobbying for federal funding to develop this waste to energy facility that will convert organic waste to energy within the BWEZ precinct. It will provide a sensible solution to manage the region’s organic waste and address growing landfill capacity challenges. The opportunity to create a waste to energy facility will improve economic outcomes for waste management services delivered while encouraging growth for a clean tech industry in Western Victoria. This innovative regional facility will enable lower cost electricity and distributed heat to be provided to adjacent businesses within the BWEZ. Read more here