Our Partnership

The Wimmera Southern Mallee Regional Partnership is one of nine such Partnerships across the state, established by the Victorian Government in 2016, 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 Wimmera Southern 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 Wimmera Southern Mallee roundtable session (PDF 1.2 MB) 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.

19 March, 2020

Anonymous says:

If we can act swiftly and eliminate the overarching threat that a seriously reduced healthcare workforce due to lack of child care poses on

Regional profile

Located in Western Victoria, our region encompasses one of the world’s greatest grain growing regions. It is home to many vibrant small, rural communities and is serviced by the major regional centre of Horsham.

It is also the location of some of Victoria’s most iconic natural attractions, including the Grampians National Park, the Wimmera River, major deserts, wetlands and lakes, and Mt Arapiles, a world renowned rock-climbing destination.

Fast facts

  • Gross Regional Product of $2.7 billion
  • Population of 47,400
  • 18% of jobs are in agriculture, forestry and fishing industry
  • 35% of people volunteer
  • More than 6% of people were born overseas