Our Partnership

The Mallee 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 four years, our Partnership has heard from thousands of people living and working in the Mallee, 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.

Regional Roundtables

Each of the nine Regional Partnerships hosted a virtual roundtable over May/June to hear directly from community and business leaders across regional Victoria about the local impacts of coronavirus (COVID-19).

The insights and evidence from the roundtables are helping us better understand the impacts of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic on local communities and are paving the way for recovery through identifying the unique challenges and opportunities each region faces in driving social and economic recovery.

Working in collaboration with the Regional Partnerships, Victoria’s five regionally based Regional Development Australia (RDA) committees discussed place-based responses to local issues to align Victorian and national efforts across all three tiers of government.

You can read the outcomes of the Mallee roundtable session (PDF 590 KB) and we encourage your feedback below.

We want to hear from you.

We’re interested to hear your thoughts on the outcomes of our Regional Roundtables. Please take a look at the playback document above and let us know what you think. Are there any issues we missed? Do you have ideas for potential actions that we mightn’t have thought of? Let us know – all feedback is welcome.

26 February, 2019

Anonymous says:

Would love to see CALD representation on the regional plans.

Regional Profile

Bordering the Murray River, our region extends to the edge of the outback in far north-western Victoria. Agriculture – broadacre cropping and irrigated – drives the Mallee’s economy with the area surrounding Mildura, Robinvale and Swan Hill among Victoria’s most productive horticultural region.

Forming part of the larger Loddon Mallee region, our region is a culturally diverse area, with strong indigenous heritage and a large Aboriginal population, a growing number of skilled migrants and people holding humanitarian visas. The Murray River runs along the northern border of the area and provides the region with access to irrigation water. It also lures tourists and people seeking a lifestyle change.

Fast Facts

  • Gross Regional Product of $4.1 billion
  • Population of 89,500
  • 17% of jobs in the agricultural, forestry and fishing industry
  • Around 16,000 students