2014 Regional Overview
On behalf of the Mildura Development Corporation, I am proud
to present the new Regional Overview: Mildura-Wentworth. This
publication profiles the Mildura region’s people, economy, industry,
infrastructure and unique assets, and is a valuable resource for
future planning, grant applications and business planning, and is
particularly useful for investors, business, government, individuals
and people researching moving to the region.
This comprehensive overview sources data and information from
the Australian Bureau of Statistics, industry associations, local,
state and federal Government departments, education and utility
providers, and numerous local organisations and businesses.
Whilst renowned for quality horticultural production, the Mildura
region’s economy has diversified and expanded over many years
to include a variety of industries. Value adding industries such
as manufacturing (predominantly wine, fruit, vegetable and nut
processing) have become well established in the region and benefit
from the area’s tri-state location and transport infrastructure.
Tourism is also a strong sector for our economy with the Mildura
region a well-known tourist destination. The area is best known
for its Mediterranean style climate; its location on the Murray
and Darling Rivers; its proximity to Mungo National Park, part
of the world heritage listed Willandara Lakes; and being the
home of home of famous chef and entrepreneur Stefano de Pieri.
We also have a large variety of retail outlets, events and festivals,
restaurants, hotels and clubs, sporting facilities and events, and
a strong arts culture to offer visitors and residents.
More recently Mildura has become an area of great interest to
the renewable energy sector, with an abundance of sunshine
hours, clear days and excellent infrastructure, making it Victoria’s
premier solar location.
People enjoy living in the Mildura region as it has a great lifestyle,
excellent education facilities, access to a variety of health and
community services as well as many activities for people of all
We hope that you find this a useful and informative publication
that promotes the opportunities and diversity that the Mildura
Mildura Development Corporation Inc.