The Central Highlands Regional Partnership is one of nine such Partnerships across the state, established by the Victorian Government, recognising that local communities are in the best position to understand the challenges and opportunities faced by their region.
Over the past two years, our Partnership has heard from thousands of people living and working in Central Highlands, including through three Regional Assemblies.
We've taken your voice to the heart of the Victorian Government, and we look forward to hearing from you going forward.
2018 Regional Assembly
Our 2018 Regional Assembly was held on Thursday 14 June in Ballarat.
It was an opportunity to hear what the Partnership has achieved to date, and for participants to add their thoughts on our top priorities — energy, health, digital connectivity, agriculture and homelessness.
It was great to see so many people there and to hear the depth of conversation.
We still want to hear from you.
The 2018 Assembly may be over but we still want to hear your views on our top priorities and how we can continue to shape our region.
3 September, 2018
“Lismore, Victoria needs more direct public transport accessibility to/from Geelong/Melbourne. A railway link is ideal to attract growth/job.”
Our region spans the east-west transport corridor connecting Melbourne to western Victoria.
The region’s bustling major centre, Ballarat has the fastest growing population of any regional city in Victoria, while our region also takes in the Rural City of Ararat in the west, the mineral springs at Daylesford, Bacchus Marsh in the east and Bannockburn in the south.
- Gross Regional Product of $7.5 billion
- Population of more than 186,500
- 20% of jobs are in the accommodation, food service and retail trade industries