Businesses > Economic Development
The Horsham Rural City is a progressive and rapidly developing municipality. The local community boasts an entrepreneurial spirit with a vision for the long-term future. Value-adding is the key to many successful businesses. The Council works closely with the Wimmera Development Association, a regional economic development body covering five local municipalities and is one of the driving forces behind Horsham's business success.
In recent years, Council developed and operates the $4 million Horsham Regional Livestock Exchange at its Burnt Creek site. Council also developed the $1.2 million Horsham Enterprise Park Industrial Estate in Plumpton Road, Horsham. where serviced blocks of land are still available for sale through its agent, Wes Davidson Real Estate. For more information, please contact Council on 03 5382 9777.
Planning is well advanced for Stage 4 of the industrial estate, which will open more blocks. The $9.2 million Horsham Aquatic Centre which was completed in 2007. The $16.7 million Wimmera Regional Intermodal Freight Hub at Dooen is open servicing the grains, mineral sands and other sectors of the region. If you're thinking of starting a business or growing your business, the Australian Government and State Government have advice and support available on their websites www.business.gov.au or www.business.vic.gov.au
Regional Development Australia Grampians have provided the Grampians region and our local Horsham municipality resources with a public access Community Profile and an Economic Profile. The site provides insights into the unique characteristics and service needs of our area and the broader Grampains region. The Community section covers Population, Migration, Families, Education, Work, Housing and Wellbeing. The Economic Profile provides information on Industry, Tourism, Workers and Trends. To visit the site, click here.