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 two 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.
2018 Regional Assembly
Our 2018 Regional Assembly was held on Thursday 31 May in Kerang.
It was an opportunity to hear what the Partnership has achieved to date, and for participants to add their thoughts on our top priorities — economic game changers, access to services, connectivity (digital and transport), liveability and sustaining small towns.
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.
26 February, 2019
“Would love to see CALD representation on the regional plans. ”
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.
- 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