Grampians Regional snapshot
The Grampians Region is a large area of Western Victoria that covers almost 48,000 square kilometres. It spans the southern Central Highlands to the broad expanse of the Wimmera Mallee to the South Australian border in the west. The region has 232,732 residents and covers the municipal areas of Moorabool, Golden Plains, Hepburn, Ballarat, Pyrenees, Ararat, Northern Grampians, Yarriambiack, Horsham, Hindmarsh and West Wimmera. It also has close relationships with the neighbouring municipalities of Buloke and Central Goldfields.
The Grampians region provides excellent education, training facilities and broadband connectivity providing opportunities to diversify industry and attract new investment. Expansion of high value production and the potential for new enterprises has resulted from the secure water supply of the Wimmera Mallee Pipeline infrastructure. The region is in close proximity to national freight corridors with the east of the region adjacent to Metropolitan Melbourne and Geelong. Strategic links to large regional cities include Ballarat, Bendigo and Geelong with access to ports, airports and rail. Development opportunities exist in gold and mineral sands mining, and the renewable energy sectors. The Grampians region offers a family-friendly lifestyle, providing numerous leisure activities, wineries, world-class restaurants and attractive living conditions with high quality affordable housing.