Our Partnership

The Ovens Murray 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 Ovens Murray, including through our online and targeted engagements, as well as three Regional Assemblies.

We've taken your voice to the heart of the Victorian Government, and we look forward to hearing from 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 Ovens Murray roundtable session (PDF 886 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.

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Regional Profile

Bordering the Murray River in the north and extending south east to the Victorian Alps, the Ovens Murray region has strong manufacturing and tourism sectors and is renowned for producing quality food and wine.

Ovens Murray is a large and diverse region with:

  • Two regional cities and a regional centre – Wodonga, Wangaratta and Benalla
  • Seven municipalities – Alpine, Benalla, Indigo, Mansfield, Towong, Wangaratta and Wodonga
  • Four Alpine Resorts – Falls Creek, Mount Hotham, Mount Buller and Mount Stirling
  • Over 12,800 businesses

Fast Facts

  • Gross Regional Product of $5.7 billion
  • Population of 121,940
  • Nearly 30% have higher education qualification
  • Over 3 million High Country visitors in 2015