Project Description

2011 population

28,700

2031 population

45,000, increase of 56.92%

Main industries

Agriculture; timber; food processing; primary industries

Gross Regional Product

$679 million

Set amid picturesque rolling hills only 80km west of Melbourne, Moorabool Shire combines country living with easy access to the city. An attractive mix of open spaces, friendly towns, orchards, deep gorges and forests. One of Moorabool’s greatest attractions is its diversity. Straddling the Western Freeway in the heart of an important agricultural region, the 2110 square kilometre Shire is a commuter settlement, popular tourist destination and centre of a large agricultural industry.

Bacchus Marsh was named as one of the best locations in Regional Australia for families to live in a 2014 national
research survey.