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2014 Regional Overview

Mildura-Wentworth

MAJOR PROJECTS

Dockside Mildura Marina $120+ million project

$220 million rail upgrade and standardisation

$120 million irrigation modernisation

(Sunraysia Modernisation Project)

$174 million Balfour Beatty biomass plant

Mildura Airport $6.4 million redevelopment

$8.7 million Arts Centre redevelopment

$18.3 million Stage 1 riverfront redevelopment

Olam $60 million almond processing facility

Solar Systems $10 million 1.5MW solar

power pilot demonstration facility

OUR INDUSTRY

AND INFRASTRUCTURE

Home to campuses of La Trobe University, Monash University

Regional Clinical School, Sunraysia Institute of TAFE

and TAFE NSW Riverina Institute

More than 45 schools

Numerous mining developments in the region

Natural gas available in Mildura, Irymple and Red Cliffs

QantasLink, Regional Express and Virgin Australia fly between

Mildura and Melbourne, Sydney, Adelaide and Broken Hill

Connected to Melbourne and Geelong via rail freight line

Excellent health care with Mildura Base Hospital, Mildura

Private Hospital and Wentworth District Hospital Services,

as well as numerous health and allied health care

organisations all located in the region

Mildura Airport has 202,179 passengers

per year and 140 flights per week

OUR ECONOMY

Gross Regional Product

$2.765 billion (2012)

$5.6 billion in output

(2012)

20% of output is generated from manufacturing

Food Production

20% of Australia’s the wine grape crush

98% of Australia’s dried grapes

24% of Australia’s citrus

75% of Australia’s table grapes

68% of Australia’s almonds

37% of businesses in the Mildura region are in

the agriculture, forestry and fishing sector

Median Rent

$240 per week

(MRCC June 2012)

Median House Price

$211,250

(MRCC 2011)

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