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Seeking community innovators

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

Rural Councils Victoria has 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 $1000 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 18 May 2018.

People wishing to nominate themselves or someone they think is worth can download the entry form at ruralcouncilsvictoria.org.au/competitions

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


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