Population Growth in Rural Victoria – Opportunities and Actions
RCV member councils have identified that population policy is a very important issue and one that many Councils have taken action to address. The limited availability of resources of individual rural councils is likely to have contributed to a lack of impact and success of these initiatives across the State, however, highlighting the need for State Government co-ordination and funding. Rural Councils Victoria commissioned Urban Enterprise to prepare an in depth report on opportunities in area for Victoria.
This report draws on research, analysis and consultation, all of which lead to the clear conclusion that Victoria needs a population strategy and associated population targets for rural areas which are supported by a range of actions to ensure the ongoing sustainability of rural Victoria and the State as a whole.