A RANGE of issues affecting regional communities have been raised by Gippslanders in a forum with State Minister for Agriculture and Food Security and Minister for Water Peter Walsh.
Mr Walsh attended the forum in Maffra at the invitation of Gippsland MHR Darren Chester.
Mr Chester brought Mr Walsh to the region to talk to those involved in local primary industries about the future of agriculture and horticulture as well as food and water security.
Mr Walsh said it was important that the newly appointed Federal Agriculture Minister Joel Fitzgibbon stood up and supported regional and rural Victorian communities.
For more read Friday’s Gippsland Times.