Our Region and Our Partnership
The Loddon Campaspe Regional Partnership is one of nine 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.
Our region in central Victoria covers an area with a diverse population and a buoyant economy based on agriculture, retail, health, property and manufacturing.
Bendigo, one of Victoria’s largest and fastest growing regional cities, lies at the heart of the region and is a prosperous and vibrant hub of cultural and economic activity. Many migrant and refugee communities have settled nearby.
Our region includes:
- Six municipalities (Campaspe Shire, Central Goldfields Shire, City of Greater Bendigo, Loddon Shire, Macedon Ranges Shire, Mount Alexander Shire);
- A Gross Regional Product of $11.4 billion;
- A population of 246,400;
- Nearly one in 10 residents were born overseas.
Since our establishment in 2016, the Loddon Campaspe Regional Partnership has been actively consulting and engaging with thousands of people living and working in our community.
From 2019, our engagement has evolved and is now much more focused, with a small number of targeted deep-dive engagements. This follows on from the annual Regional Assemblies held from 2016 to 2018.
Our Partnership presents annually to Government on our region's priorities. However, in early 2019, the Partnership completed a Loddon Campaspe Outcomes Roadmap (PDF 619.4 KB) - a summary of the key outcomes the Partnership is striving to achieve long term, as well as a description of the actions and key projects the Partnership is focussing on, and what success will look like for the region.
However, the Partnership is about much more than winning funding at Budget time.
We have been active in bringing different groups and different levels and parts of Government together in our region, in getting people talking and listening, and in providing Governments with insight into how we can better design policy so it fits the needs and expectations of our communities.