Council actively promotes business and industry development in the Shire, with ongoing marketing and promotional campaigns aimed at attracting new investment.
We encourage you to take a look at our Economic Profile for the latest growth trends and industry data.
Current and Forecast population profiles for the Shire are available on our Population Statistics Page
Business Victoria is a comprehensive online resource designed to help you start, run and grow your own business. http://www.business.vic.gov.au
For further information contact our Senior Economic Development Officer, Tony White, on (03) 5220 7102 or 0427 600 889.
Adopted in September 2013, Council’s Economic Development Strategy will guide Golden Plains Shire’s efforts to support local business, attract investment and grow the local economy from 2013 to 2017.
The vision for the Golden Plains economy in 2017 is for a diverse, resilient economy that benefits from strong regional connections and leverages the local assets in each of our townships.
Council will help realise this vision through a ‘Whole of Council’ focus on three key areas:
- Connecting the Economy
- Facilitating Business and Investment
- Enhancing Liveability
The Strategy describes each of these focus areas, highlights the principles that underpin Council’s economic development efforts, and provides specific actions that Council will prioritise over the next five years.
G21 Agribusiness Forum
The G21 Agribusiness Forum is a coordinated voice for the entire agribusiness sector of the G21 region, undertaking targeted activities and projects that increase the prosperity and satisfaction of the sector and its participants.
The G21 Agribusiness Forum provides a coordinated voice capable of maximising resourcing opportunities for the sector and harnessing those resources to undertake activities and projects that include, but are not limited to:
- Advocacy for the sector within the community and at all levels of Government;
- The encouragement of innovation
- Increased sustainability
- Support and encouragement for improved infrastructure and logistics
- More effective marketing
- People development
For further information go to http://www.g21agforum.com.au/
Bannockburn Chamber of Commerce
This dynamic chamber has produced, in partnership with the Bannockburn and District Newsletter, a local telephone book for residents including a business and trades directory. The Chamber is proactive in supporting the local business community with programs to assist their business operations and future growth.
The Chamber provides input into Council's future planning for commercial growth and supporting business.
For more information contact:
Home for Business
The Bannockburn Business Estate, located on the Shelford-Bannockburn Road provides a home for business with a variety of businesses including trades, services and agribusiness located with the estate.
The Bannockburn Business Estate has easy access to the Midland and Hamilton Highways.
The following towns have classified Business Zones:
There is an Industrial Zone located at the Bannockburn Business Estate.