Mallee

The Mildura SmartFarm, linked to the Tatura SmartFarm, tests how sensors and automated irrigation systems, together with orchard design, could reduce water and fertiliser usage while increasing the intensity and efficiency of production.

An extension backstage and a training and rehearsal space for local groups will allow more theatre and music performances at the historic Rex Theatre in Charlton.

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Mildura receives a boost to its riverfront assets at Powerhouse and Village Square with a café, landscaping, carparking and public amenities.

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This project will create worker housing to support the local agriculture sector by providing local and migrant workers with the necessary accommodation to undertake seasonal work in the region.

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The Buloke Shire library service will refurbish the mobile library to make it more accessible for the elderly and disabled of Wycheproof, with new lighting, shelving and a portable power pack.

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The Merbein Library redevelopment will open out the space, creating more room for visitors to sit, read and enjoy the expanded range of programs.

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Improved sports lighting at Charlton Park and other venues across Buloke Shire will mean greater opportunities for communities to train and play their favourite sports.

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The Mallee Silo Art project will deliver exciting new and unique tourism experiences and events across the region and support marketing, industry and product development.

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Sure to be a focal point for relaxation and recreation in Cohuna, the waterfront upgrades, boardwalks and all-ability playground will entice visitors to the Mallee to stop for a while.

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Expanding Tate Drive Industrial Estate will open opportunities for new businesses, encourage local business growth and support the local economy.

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This project will ensure the demand for housing to support professional staff does not go unanswered by building quality housing in Robinvale. The new accommodation will boost further economic development and address local housing needs.

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For photographers and nature lovers drawn to the reflective surface of 120,000-year-old Lake Tyrrell, the new Information Centre will enrich and deepen their experience.

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Birchip is one of five large townships in Buloke Shire receiving streetscape upgrades to improve liveability and support economic growth.

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Converting an old supermarket building in the town centre into a 24-hour not-for-profit gym gets its start with Stage 1 funding.

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A new multi-purpose sporting hub will accommodate seven individual sporting associations and leagues in the Mildura South growth corridor.

The Outreach Library Services Vehicle will deliver a more flexible and expansive range of library services for the Swan Hill community, focusing on the specific needs of outlying communities.

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Improving the accessibility of Kerang’s Atkinson Park with an all-abilities playground and Gannawarra Shire Council’s first Changing Places facility to support people with disabilities.

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Telling the story of the region, a spectacular new sound and light show for Heartbeat of the Murray will be a big tourist draw for the Pioneer Settlement.

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The Buloke Shire library service refurbishes the mobile library to make it more accessible for the elderly and disabled in Birchip with new lighting, shelving and a portable power pack.

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The Buloke Shire library service refurbishes the mobile library to make it more accessible for the elderly and disabled in Berriwillock with new lighting, shelving and a portable power pack.

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The Buloke Shire library service refurbishes the mobile library to make it more accessible for the elderly and disabled in Tyrrell with new lighting, shelving and a portable power pack.

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The Buloke Shire library service refurbishes the mobile library to make it more accessible for the elderly and disabled in Charlton with new lighting, shelving and a portable power pack.

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The Buloke Shire library service refurbishes its mobile library to make it more accessible for the elderly and disabled in Culgoa, with new lighting, shelving and a portable power pack.

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The Buloke Shire library service refurbishes the mobile library to make it more accessible for the elderly and disabled in Watchem, with new lighting, shelving and a portable power pack.

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The Buloke Shire library service refurbishes the mobile library to make it more accessible for the elderly and disabled of Nullawil, with new lighting, shelving and a portable power pack.

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The Buloke Shire library service refurbishes the mobile library to make it more accessible for the elderly and disabled in Donald, with new lighting, shelving and a portable power pack.

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Improved sports lighting at Nullawil Recreation Reserve and other venues across Buloke Shire will mean greater opportunities for communities to train and play their favourite sports.

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Improved sports lighting at Wycheproof Recreation Reserve and other venues across Buloke Shire will mean greater opportunities for communities to train and play their favourite sports.

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The Mallee Silo Art project will deliver exciting new and unique tourism experiences and events across the region and support marketing, industry and product development.

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Active Together involves the redevelopment of the Swan Hill and Robinvale Leisure Centres, expanding and upgrading current facilities, as well as delivering new spaces and amenities.

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Active Together involves the redevelopment of the Swan Hill and Robinvale Leisure Centres, expanding and upgrading current facilities, as well as delivering new spaces and amenities.

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Wycheproof is one of five large towns in Buloke Shire receiving streetscape upgrades to improve liveability and support economic growth.

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Donald is one of five large towns in Buloke Shire receiving streetscape upgrades to improve liveability and support economic growth.

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Charlton is one of five large towns in Buloke Shire receiving streetscape upgrades to improve liveability and support economic growth.

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Sea Lake is one of five large towns in Buloke Shire receiving streetscape upgrades to improve liveability and support economic growth.

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This statewide project to eliminate black spots in the mobile network recognises the importance of mobile communication to lives, families and businesses around Annuello.

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This statewide project to eliminate black spots in the mobile network recognises the importance of mobile communication to lives, families and businesses around the Calder Highway.

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This statewide project to eliminate black spots in the mobile network recognises the importance of mobile communication to lives, families and businesses around Ballapur North.

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This statewide project to eliminate black spots in the mobile network recognises the importance of mobile communication to lives, families and business around Glenloth East.

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This statewide project to eliminate black spots in the mobile network recognises the importance of mobile communication to lives, families and businesses around Sandhill Lake.

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Funding the early works to develop housing and worker accommodation in Sea Lake, this investment will transform a former council-owned primary school into a residential subdivision.

The $550 million Connecting Victoria program will deliver broadband upgrades for residents and businesses in around 120 locations across Victoria over the next two years.

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The Glasshouse @ the Gannawarra project will expand Kerang’s Sir John Gorton Library and establish a new digital media hub.

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Five new playspaces, each unique to their town, will help place Buloke in the spotlight as a family-friendly region to live and visit.

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Five new playspaces, each unique to their town, will help place Buloke in the spotlight as a family-friendly region to live and visit.

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Five new playspaces, each unique to their town, will help place Buloke in the spotlight as a family-friendly region to live and visit.

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Five new playspaces, each unique to their town, will help place Buloke in the spotlight as a family-friendly region to live and visit.

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Five new playspaces, each unique to their town, will help place Buloke in the spotlight as a family-friendly region to live and visit.

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Quambatook Weir pool will become an aquatic hub with its own beach, offering a range of recreation options and a connecting trail to the town centre. It will create jobs, grow tourism, and increase liveability.

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Creating a more lush, leafy and green Mildura CBD. Planting additional trees and landscaping key areas will provide much needed shade and revitalise the precinct.

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Area overview

We acknowledge and recognise the Traditional Owners of the land within the regional area, the First Peoples of the Millewa-Mallee, being the Latji Latji People and the Ngintait People, while also including areas without formally recognised Traditional Owners.

The Mallee region is located in Victoria's north-west, bordering South Australia and New South Wales.

Its rural cities of Mildura and Swan Hill provide economic diversity, services, and employment opportunities to the region.

The land along the Murray River near Mildura, Robinvale, Swan Hill and Kerang is one of Victoria’s most productive horticultural regions.

Agriculture and manufacturing are the Mallee’s main industries with healthcare, social assistance and tourism emerging as key contributors for the economy and employment.

Opportunities

Mallee communities and the Mallee Regional Partnership have identified a need for:

  • greater economic diversity to protect against downturns in agriculture
  • research and development in the agricultural sector so Mallee primary producers can add even greater value in the region
  • investment in digital connectivity to support economic growth and help address health, education and training needs
  • affordable and accessible housing and seasonal worker accommodation to attract people to the region and enable business growth.
Page last updated 21 Jul 2022
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