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 two 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.
2018 Regional Assembly
Our 2018 Regional Assembly was held on Wednesday 30 May in Stawell.
It was an opportunity to hear what the Partnership has been doing and has achieved to date, and for participants to add their thoughts on our top priorities — strategic regional planning, energy, coordinated service delivery and improved education.
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.
19 March, 2020
“If we can act swiftly and eliminate the overarching threat that a seriously reduced healthcare workforce due to lack of child care poses on ”
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.
- 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