Grampians Regional Planning
The Grampians Regional Plan sets the regional context, priorities and actions for the region’s vision of “increased jobs and investment in the region”. The document includes a detailed vision for the region, an articulation of the role the RDA Committee will play in its implementation, an analysis of the region and priorities for action.
Covering the eight municipalities of Moorabool, Golden Plains, Central Goldfields, Hepburn, Ballarat, Pyrenees, Ararat and Northern Grampians the development in 2010 of the Central Highlands Regional Strategic Plan (CH RSP) has involved extensive input from a range of organisations, individuals and agencies across the region and state.
The plan is a clearly articulated and dynamic framework designed to best position the region to 2030 and beyond. It is a collaborative achievement of the Central Highlands municipalities and the successful result of the region’s local government partnership with State Government and business representatives.
The 2012 summary of the Plan re-presents the key challenges and strategic directions of the original plan in a shorter snapshot.
Central Highlands Strategic Directions
- Plan for growth
- Improve transport infrastructure & services
- Raise the region’s profile as a tourist & heritage destination
- Utilise the region’s strength in ICT to provide better services to business & communities
- Improve access to health services & tackle health inequality
- Provide better access to education & training
- Continue to foster leadership capacity within the region
- A productive & resilient landscape
Covering the six municipalities of Yarriambiack, Horsham, West Wimmera, Hindmarsh, Northern Grampians and Buloke the development of the Wimmera Southern Mallee Regional Strategic Plan (WSM RSP) has involved extensive input from a range of organisations, individuals and agencies across the region and state.
The plan outlines the strengths, challenges and a way forward for communities and the unique environment of the region. The plan was first published in 2010 and has since provided vital strategic direction for Councils, State Government activities in the region and the work of the RDA Grampians.
The 2012 Summary re-presents the original plan and acknowledges major changes since it was first developed, such as a move from drought to floods and our advanced understanding of what action is needed to achieve the plans vision.
Wimmera Southern Mallee Strategic Directions
- Strengthening the farming sector’s capacity to prosper in a changing climate
- Build the region’s nature-based and outback tourism industry
- Facilitating industry clusters and building on regional strengths
- Innovative and sustainable energy solutions
- Broadband and mobile phone coverage standards enable the whole region to be competitive and liveable
- Transports infrastructure supports the needs of the region’s industries and communities
- Provide access to a comprehensive and contemporary range of learning programs form K -12, regardless of location
- Increase locally accessible post secondary education and training opportunities
- Attract and retain workers to meet immediate workforce needs
- Sustainable management and use of water
- A healthy catchment
- A Community living more sustainably
- Strengthening local communities
- Health and community services delivery responds to population change