Ian Bye to advice Mayoral Advisory Panel

One Gippsland will be represented on the Mayoral Advisory Panel this year. Front row, from left: Chair of Food & Fibre Gippsland Barry Rogers and Wellington Shire Council Mayor and Chair of One Gippsland Ian Bye. Second row: Wellington Shire Council Chief Executive David Morcom, Chair of Destination Gippsland Jan Fitzgerald, Food & Fibre Gippsland Chief Executive Ben Gebert, and Baw Baw Shire Council Mayor and Deputy Chair of One Gippsland Annemarie McCabe. Photo: Contributed

WELLINGTON Shire Council Mayor, Ian Bye, representing One Gippsland, has been selected to serve on the state government’s 2024 Local Government Mayoral Advisory Panel.

Cr Bye will be one of 10 mayors from across Victoria advising the Minister for Local Government, Melissa Horne, on important decisions affecting local government. Together, they’ll tackle issues such as governance, representation, and inclusion, aiming to make communities better. The panel will meet four times this year, with the first advisory panel scheduled for March 21.

This year, the focus will be on key areas like transportation, renewable energy, tourism, and education to drive growth and development in Gippsland.

The panel changes every year and is set up to offer the Minister advice on legislative, regulatory, strategic and policy issues that affect councils across Victoria.

“This panel plays an important role, providing advice on local government matters and the needs of communities across Victoria,” Ms Horne said.

“I look forward to chairing this panel and supporting the performance of the local government sector with the advice of these 10 mayors from urban, regional and rural communities.”

For more information, visit localgovernment.vic.gov.au