Growth debate gets fresh nudge

State Opposition strategies for decentralisation could add to the case for a bigger Mildura.

State Opposition strategies for decentralisation could add to the case for a bigger Mildura.

MILDURA councillors could be set for a discussion about the best way to boost the region’s population, with calls for the State Government to relocate public servants north and help fund a Move to Mildura marketing campaign.

The Opposition has launched a “population taskforce” as it prepares a decentralisation policy to take to the 2018 state election, with forums to be held in regional centres as a report is prepared.

Mildura Mayor Glenn Milne said the Coalition’s plan provided an opportun­ity for the new council to discuss how it would like the government to help grow the region.

For more of this story, purchase your copy of Monday's Sunraysia Daily 28/11/2016.To subscribe to our Digital Edition Click here

Smartphone
Tablet - Narrow
Tablet - Wide
Desktop