Acknowledgement for innovators

April 10, 2018

AN INNOVATIVE competition is recognising the important role of rural Victorians as problem-solvers.

As part of Rural Councils Victoria, Campaspe Shire Council is encouraging nominations to the Community Innovators Competition aimed at highlighting the special and creative work that rural Victorians are already doing in their communities. The competition’s four categories are 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,” Campaspe Shire chief executive Jason Russell said.

“The winner of each category will receive $1000 towards expanding their innovative project or program.

“The winners will be announced at Rural Councils Victoria Rural Summit in Lakes Entrance on 16 to 17 May.”

Nominations close at 5pm, Friday, May 4. People can nominate themselves or a worthy person at

Entrants must live in, or work for, one of the 38 councils that is a member of Rural Councils Victoria. A full list is available on the website.

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