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Leah

Lives in Willow Grove

I absolutely love the Latrobe Valley and the wider Gippsland region. I did a lot of travel in my 20s right around Australia and overseas and I think you could go two ways. You either go, ‘I’m never going home’, or you get an appreciation for how good you’ve got it and that’s certainly what happened with me.

When I did explain where I lived to people I would say, ‘I live in the gorgeous town of Willow Grove. It’s beside Blue Rock Lake with the mountains coming up behind it. I’m 15 minutes from a major town that has a supermarket and everything that I need. I’m an hour from the beach, I’m an hour from the snow and I’m an hour and a half from the capital city’ and when I would explain it to people like that it made me stop and go, ‘actually, how luck am I?’, because I might be in a gorgeous part of Western Australia but I was a day and half drive from Perth. They never seen the snow, you know, so it really did give me that appreciation for how good we’ve got it.

Leah

Lives in Willow Grove

I absolutely love the Latrobe Valley and the wider Gippsland region. I did a lot of travel in my 20s right around Australia and overseas and I think you could go two ways. You either go, ‘I’m never going home’, or you get an appreciation for how good you’ve got it and that’s certainly what happened with me.

When I did explain where I lived to people I would say, ‘I live in the gorgeous town of Willow Grove. It’s beside Blue Rock Lake with the mountains coming up behind it. I’m 15 minutes from a major town that has a supermarket and everything that I need. I’m an hour from the beach, I’m an hour from the snow and I’m an hour and a half from the capital city’ and when I would explain it to people like that it made me stop and go, ‘actually, how luck am I?’, because I might be in a gorgeous part of Western Australia but I was a day and half drive from Perth. They never seen the snow, you know, so it really did give me that appreciation for how good we’ve got it.

Jay
Lives in Traralgon

The Valley can take us anywhere and I suppose we look up to those that have made it in whatever avenue they’ve taken, whether it’s science or education or whatever it is, sport.

There’s plenty of different heroes around town and it’s good that we can call them our own.

David
Lives in Traralgon

I’ve lived in the region for most of my life, and I’m proud to have called most of the major centres “home” at one time or another.

Our region has a proud history of contributing to our state, whether it be the electricity we generate, the food we produce or…

Yumna
Lives in Churchill

I grew up in Pakistan and came to Australia 10 years ago in 2009.
Why would you live anywhere else? I guess this is where I would start because you’re so close to the snow and so close to the beach – you get the best of both worlds…