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Achieved Outcomes

Here is a around up of projects that have become a reality in our community as a result of successful advocacy by Wimmera Mallee Southern Development in partnership with stakeholders.

Rainbow Weather Radar

The Wimmera Southern Mallee is a major agricultural and food producing region, producing more than half of Victoria’s total grain crop, oilseeds and pulses. Accurate real-time weather information is essential to support these industries. WSMD and the region successfully advocated for investment in a new Bureau of Meteorology radar station to be built at Rainbow. The radar was completed in 2020 to fill a gap in the existing radar network.

Wimmera Broadacre Farming Net Zero Emissions Project

Agriculture is the largest source of carbon emissions, and our region has set some ambitious goals to address this issue before 2050.

The Wimmera Broadacre Farming Net Zero Emissions Project worked with farm managers to improve the adoption of carbon calculators to improve environmental and financial decisions and access to secondary carbon markets.

A variety of project recommendations and findings are now being implemented by a range of agencies to increase farm productivity, profitability and protection of natural resources across the region.