Reports and resources

Reports and resources

Value of water

Value of Water

Wimmera Southern Mallee Socio-Economic Value of Recreational and Environmental Water reports

Local weirs, lakes and rivers make an important economic and social contribution to the regional economy. Wimmera Development Association, GWMWater, the Wimmera Catchment Management Authority and local councils have assessed this value each year from 2016 to 2020. The project estimated that the 27 lakes, weir pools and rivers around the region contributed $28.5 million to the local economy in 2019-20.

 Trends and Insights 2016-20 (2Mb PDF)

Wimmera Southern Mallee 2021 report (6Mb PDF)

Wimmera Southern Mallee 2020 report (5Mb PDF)

Wimmera Southern Mallee 2019 report (10Mb PDF)

Wimmera Southern Mallee 2018 report (9Mb PDF)

Wimmera Southern Mallee 2017 report (3Mb PDF)

Rocklands Reservoir 2018-19 report (2Mb PDF)

 Selected River Events 2022 (3.05mb PDF)

Housing review

Industry and Infrastructure

Weather radar

The Wimmera Weather Radar benefits review, 2020 (2Mb PDF)

Wimmera Weather - Business Case for Improved Weather Services, 2015 (3Mb PDF)

2011 Wimmera Southern Mallee Regional Submission to Bureau of Meteorology (1Mb PDF)


2019 WDA response to the Drought Resilience Funding Plan 2020 to 2024 (760kb PDF)

Wimmera Southern Mallee Agricultural Competitiveness Issues Paper, 2014 (485kb PDF)

Pulse protein plant factsheets 2015 (823kb PDF)

Wimmera Southern Mallee Intensive Livestock Mapping Report, 2014 (2Mb PDF)

Remote Data Use in Agriculture, 2013 (2Mb PDF)


 Wimmera Southern Mallee Mining Sector Plan, December 2012 (2Mb PDF)


Revitalising Wimmera's High Streets, 2022 (1.2Mb)

Workforce and training

WSM National Agricultural Workforce 2020 Submission (820kb PDF)

WDA Wimmera Workforce through VETiS, 2015 report (1Mb PDF)

WDA Future Education and Training Needs of the Agriculture Sector in the Wimmera, 2015 report (2Mb PDF)

 Leadership Wimmera Program Evaluation 2013 Report (2Mb PDF)

Workforce Development in the Grampians Region, 2012 report (2Mb PDF)


The Housing Blueprint 2022 - full report (3Mb PDF)

Wimmera Southern Mallee Regional Housing Review, 2020 summary document (1Mb PDF)

Ground truthing job, population and data in the Wimmera Southern Mallee (674Kb PDF)

Revitalising the High Street Report (1.395Mb PDF)

Wimmera Southern Mallee Census Presentation – 2021 Release 1


Wimmera and Southern Mallee response to Infrastructure Priorities for the Regions, 2021 (170kb PDF)

WDA submission to the Victorian Renewable Energy Zones Development Plan Directions Paper, 2021 (169kb PDF)

Wimmera and Southern Mallee submision on Regional Digital Connectivity, 2019 (204kb PDF)

Wimmera Southern Mallee Regional Transport Strategy, 2014 (2Mb PDF)

Mobile Phone Coverage submission, 2014 (1Mb PDF)


 Understanding and addressing digital disadvantage in Wimmera Southern Mallee (535Kb PDF)

By Five Wimmera Southern Mallee Showcase

Read how these small groups of committed people from across the Wimmera Southern Mallee have established a great foundation and become key enablers for change.

 Yarriambiack (2Mb PDF)

Horsham (1Mb PDF)

 West Wimmera (5Mb PDF)

 Rainbow and Jeparit (1Mb PDF) 

Donald (8Mb PDF)

 Birchip (7Mb PDF)

Hindmarsh (10Mb PDF)

 Northern Grampians (12Mb PDF)

By Five Wimmera Southern Mallee Innovation and Equity Hub

The By Five Wimmera Southern Mallee Early Years Project supports communities, schools, early childhood education and care professionals, family centred services, parents and caregivers to collaborate to identify issues as they are experienced at the township level and to work together to identify and implement local solutions.

 Childcare in the Wimmera Southern Mallee Understanding the Story (1505KB PDF)

 By Five Evaluation 2018-2020 Report Summary (213kb PDF)

By Five Evaluation 2018-2020 Report Full (3Mb PDF)

 By Five Grassroots 2020 (2Mb PDF)

 Specialist Paediatric Support Partnership Report 2020 (879kb PDF)

Strengthening Care for Children at Wimmera Southern Mallee (SC4C@WSM) Community Stories

Community Story - Carly Nevill

 Community Story - Dr Kate Graham

 Community Story - Melanie Wade

By Five Strengthening Care for Children @ Wimmera Southern Mallee (SC4C@WSM)

SC4C@WSM is a key initiative of the By Five Innovation and Equity Hub. SC4C@WSM establishes partnerships between paediatric specialists, local professionals and families to improve the health and wellbeing of children and young people.

For more information see the Strengthening Care for Children overview (2Mb PDF).

Wimmera Southern Mallee health Professionals can download a referral here:
Fillable PDF and word documents are available.

 Strengthening Care for Children referral (273kb PDF)

Strengthening Care for Children referral (113kb Word)

Destination plan


Wimmera Southern Mallee Tourism Collaboration Plan, 2019 (4Mb PDF)

Wimmera Mallee Destination Management Plan, 2019 (5Mb PDF) 

Wimmera and Grampians Indigenous Tourism Feasibility Study, 2017 (3Mb PDF)

Grampians RDV Region Cycling Master Plan and Business Plan, 2018

The cycling masterplan, developed in 2018, aims to establish the Grampians region as a premier tourism destination for road, mountain and recreational cycling. The plan identified opportunities to develop new infrastructure and attract events and the quantifies the potential benefits to the region. 

Launch Presentation (5Mb PDF)

Report Summary (3Mb PDF)

Final Report (14Mb PDF)

Brand and Marketing Framework (4Mb PDF)

Appendix: Local Government Projects (1Mb PDF)

Wimmera Mallee Tourism

 Wimmera Mallee Tourism Strategy 2022-27 (1.6Mb PDF)