An overall investment of more than $1million is being put towards the digital plans that will bring together the most comprehensive and up-to-date information on nine Victorian region’s digital infrastructure and services.
The initiative was announced by Regional Development Minister Jaala Pulford in a speech to Rural Councils Victoria.
The government is working closely with the Goulburn Regional Partnership to develop a digital plan tailored to address the specific needs and priorities of the region.
‘‘Improved digital connectivity will bring considerable benefits to regional Victoria — improving health, education and employment outcomes, and supporting businesses, economic growth and jobs in the region,’’ Ms Pulford said.
The approach includes investigative fieldwork and mapping of current services including mobile coverage, improved fixed broadband for businesses, and digital hubs and co-working spaces.
‘‘The Goulburn Digital Plan is the first step towards addressing some of these issues and creating a better digital future for the region,’’ Goulburn Regional Partnership chair David McKenzie said.
The first iterations of the digital plans are to be finalised by mid-2018.