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Regional Plans

Wimmera Southern Mallee Development advocates for infrastructure improvements on behalf of the Wimmera Southern Mallee region.


Renewable Energy Zones

WSMD prepared a submission in 2021 to fast-track the opportunity for further renewable energy investment in the region. The two new condensers proposed for our region would be of enormous benefit to the whole region and would immediately enable the establishment of more wind farms.

Digital Connectivity

In 2019, the WSMD responded to the Australian Government Regional Connectivity Program to highlight the digital connectivity issues and priorities for the region.


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.