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Our Partnership has a range of priorities it is championing. Some of these have led to new initiatives in our region.

Read about some of these projects below.

The Victorian Cross Border Commissioner
Regional Economic Growth Strategies

The Victorian Cross Border Commissioner: a Partnership priority realised

At both our 2016 and 2017 Assemblies, the Mallee community told the Partnership about the difficulties of living in a border area.

We heard about the need for a Cross Border Commissioner to further the interests of businesses, organisations and individuals who live, work and operate across Victoria’s border communities.

“We listened to communities’ stories of the difficulties in living and working in a cross border area,” explains Win Scott, Chair of the Mallee Regional Partnership. “Then we took this priority to the Victorian Government.”

“We were thrilled that the Government listened to the Mallee and committed $800,000 in the 2018/19 State Budget to establish the Cross Border Commission.”

The Commissioner will be responsible for promoting the interests of Victorian border communities, resolving issues and developing common approaches with neighbouring states.

The regionally-based Commissioner will work to remove barriers and find solutions to maximise growth and productivity.

Recruitment for Victoria’s inaugural Cross Border Commissioner is now complete and an appointment was announced in September 2018. The Commissioner will officially commence on 15 October.

If you would like to contact the Commissioner’s Office please email

You can view the Mallee Regional Partnership 2018 priorities and achievements video.

Regional Economic Growth Strategies

The Mallee Regional Partnership joined forces with the Loddon Campaspe Regional Partnership and RDA Loddon Mallee to undertake a project to update the direction for significant strategic economic development.

The project has been undertaken in stages:

  • Stage One - Consolidated economic analysis presented in Technical Reports
  • Stage Two - Development of Economic Growth Strategies
  • Stage Three – Implementation

Economic Growth Strategies have been completed for the Mallee and Loddon Campaspe and together provide the strategic basis, rationale and direction for investment throughout the Loddon Mallee region.

Implementation is underway through the development of an Investment Prospectus and scoping of transformational large-scale projects aimed at significant private investment.

Loddon Campaspe Economic Growth Strategy (PDF 5363.58 KB)PDF icon
Mallee Economic Growth Strategy (PDF 8200.42 KB)PDF icon
Loddon Campaspe Economic Growth Strategy Technical Report (PDF 2069.95 KB)PDF icon
Mallee Economic Growth Strategy Technical Report (PDF 1781.16 KB)PDF icon

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