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Tuesday, 6 March 2018 - 9:30am

Rural Councils Victoria media release

Released: 20 February 2018

An innovative competition is recognising the important role of rural Victorians as problem-solvers.

Rural Councils Victoria has today launched its Community Innovators Competition, aimed at highlighting the special and creative work that rural Victorians are already doing in their communities.

RCV Chairman Cr Rob Gersch said that the competition had four categories – road safety, library and literacy services, fire safety and saving energy.

“Whether it’s a librarian trying new ways to reach communities in remote locations, a school principal creating a smarter way to teach students about road safety, or a farmer developing a better system for fire prevention, we want to hear about what you’re doing to work smarter in rural Victoria,” Cr Gersch said.

“The winner in each category will win $1,000 to be spent on expanding the project or program for which they were successful.

“We are planning to announce the winners at our Rural Summit, this year being held at Lakes Entrance on 16 to 17 May 2018.

People wishing to nominate themselves or someone they think is worth can download the entry form at 

Entrants must be a resident or employee of one of Rural Councils Victoria member council, a list of which is available on the website.

Entry form

Media enquiries

Alicia Keogh, RCV Secretariat

0418 770 051

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Tuesday, 6 March 2018 - 9:35am


Council acknowledges the traditional Wadawurrung owners of this land. Council pays its respects to Wadawurrung Elders both past and present and extends that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People who are part of Golden Plains Shire.