Peel: Forum starts lobbying Federal politicians

New executive director Anika Serer.
New executive director Anika Serer.

THE Peel Regional Leaders Forum has started lobbying Federal politicians to ensure Peel receives funding commitments for key strategic projects in the 2019 election campaign.

PRLF is the peak leadership body of the Peel Region, including membership from the region’s five councils, Regional Development Australia Peel, Peel-Harvey Catchment Council and Peel Community Development Group.

Members worked to produce the document Future Peel, outlining their key projects and initiatives across the region and seeking Federal support.

Chairman David Bolt said the looming Federal election provided an ideal opportunity for PRLF members to pitch their projects and initiatives.

“Future Peel identifies a broad range of funding opportunities for political parties to consider in their election campaign and promises,” he said.

“We have provided the publication to the relevant Federal Ministers and Shadow Ministers and had meetings with our local representatives and also extended an invitation to visit Peel to better understand the opportunities and demonstrated need of the projects.

“We are pleased with the response so far, it has caught the attention of our target audience and already received support for some of the initiatives.”

The organisations that form PRLF reviewed their projects and initiatives and submitted individual priorities for inclusion in Future Peel.

A copy can be downloaded at www.prlf.org.au

The publication reflects the bold new direction taken by PRLF, which has also recently engaged an executive director to develop and lead the organisation.

Anika Serer has extensive experience in leadership roles across local government, business development and land strategy.

She relocated from the Pilbara in late 2018 where she spent eight years leading a diverse directorate at the Shire of Ashburton driving strategic projects, partnerships, economic and land development, and tourism.