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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.

Courtney
Lives in Traralgon

I love Latrobe Valley because after moving away from the area to study and begin my career I chose to return to the area to advance my career and give back to the community I feel so passionate about. Since returning to the Valley I have experienced endless career, sporting…

Lizi
Lives in Newborough

The Latrobe Valley is so full of potential to create opportunities! We live in an area of prosperous soil, education precincts, gorgeous nature reserves, well-populated towns all with the benefit of being an hour from the beach and mountains and an hour and a half from the city with a…