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The Wimmera, in western Victoria, is a region well-known for its resilience, 'can-do' attitude and relaxed way of life and includes the Wimmera Southern Mallee municipalities of Hindmarsh, Horsham, Northern Grampians, West Wimmera, Yarriambiack and Buloke. Major developments in our region, including securing water supplies, overhauling infrastructure, and renewed government focus on regional Australia have all combined to make this one of the most exciting moments in the Wimmera's history. The Wimmera (map) is poised for economic growth. A centre for agricultural production and processing, mining, transport and manufacturing and offering fulfilling career opportunities in a broad range of professions. After all, with a regional population of around 50,000, the Wimmera has the full range of sectors and professions available in the city. Together with our beautiful natural assets, affordable housing, quality health care and education, and our strong community spirit, we really do have...everything you need.

For information and assistance in relation to business and investment in the Wimmera, please contact the Wimmera Development Association http://wda.org.au/  

The entire Economic Profile for the Wimmera can he found here http://www.economicprofile.com.au/wimmera 

The Grampians Region is a large area of Western Victoria that covers almost 48,000 square kilometres. It spans the southern Central Highlands to the broad expanse of the Wimmera Mallee to the South Australian border in the west. The region has 223,848 residents. The region covers the municipal areas of Moorabool, Golden Plains, Hepburn, Ballarat, Pyrenees, Ararat, Northern Grampians, Yarriambiack, Horsham, Hindmarsh and West Wimmera. It also has close relationships with the neighbouring municipalities of Buloke and Central Goldfields. The Grampians region provides excellent education, training facilities and broadband connectivity providing opportunities to diversify industry and attract new investment. Expansion of high value production and the potential for new enterprises has resulted from the secure water supply of the Wimmera Mallee Pipeline infrastructure. The region is in close proximity to national freight corridors with the east of the region adjacent to Metropolitan Melbourne and Geelong. Strategic links to large regional cities include Ballarat, Bendigo and Geelong with access to ports, airports and rail. Development opportunities exist in gold and mineral sands mining, and the renewable energy sectors. The Grampians region offers a family-friendly lifestyle, providing numerous leisure activities, wineries, world-class restaurants and attractive living conditions with high quality affordable housing. For more information, please contact RDA Grampians http://www.rdv.vic.gov.au/regional-development-australia/committees/grampians 

Read the entire Economic Profile for the Grampians Region here http://www.economicprofile.com.au/grampiansregion/economy/employment 

The Wimmera Southern Mallee Regional Growth Plan has been prepared in a partnership between local government, state agencies and authorities.

The plan will help provide broad direction for land use and development across the region over the next 30 years. In particular it will:

  • identify important economic,
  • social and cultural resources to be preserved, maintained or developed,
  • provide direction for accommodating growth and change for residential,
  • employment, industrial, commercial, agricultural and other rural activities,
  • consider the infrastructure needed to support growth and change, and
  • help streamline planning policy and provide solutions to common strategic planning issues for the region.

The Wimmera Southern Mallee Regional Growth Plan is now available at: www.dpcd.vic.gov.au/wimmerasouthernmallee/rgp

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