A new Community Vision for everyone who lives, works and plays in the Mildura Rural City Council area

Imagine 2040 is an opportunity for everyone in the Mildura Rural City Council area to help shape the future of our region and guide the work of Council over the coming years.

Over the next six months we’re inviting you to share your ideas for a future that has everything you, your family, friends and community need to succeed, be well and happy.

Your feedback will help us develop a 20-year Community Vision, four-year Council Plan, a Financial Plan, Municipal Public Health and Wellbeing Plan and an Asset Plan.


Where are we now?

Understanding the current situation is often helpful when looking ahead to the future. Click on the topics below for more information about our region and your community in 2021.

Share your ideas

Question 1

What do you like most about our region and community?

Please think about the entire Mildura Rural City Council region, which includes all towns and communities in the municipality i.e. the Millewa, Mildura, Merbein, the Mallee Track, Murrayville and everywhere in between. (max 140 characters).

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16 April, 2021

Megan Kelly says:

“The riverfront area which includes the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Canoe tree, Native Plants and the Mosaic seating area, Dreamtim”

9 April, 2021

Artist says:

“Access to diverse lifestyle opportunities and experiences.”

7 April, 2021

Mildura Mum says:

“The riverfront with the playgrounds, cafe', waterpark and Apex Beach.”

4 April, 2021

klcirillo says:

“The weather . The relaxed lifestyle. Access to most essential shopping needs without the bustle of traffic. Markets are good social outing”

2 April, 2021

Shaun says:

“The accessibility to the river and community events such as Parkrun and the Farmers Market.”

31 March, 2021

Mike says:

“desert parks, riverine environs, Aboriginal history, arid climate, gateway to the real outback.”

27 March, 2021

Walpeup says:

“Friendly, safe and wide open spaces ”

23 March, 2021

UPG says:

“Friendly, community and quiet minded people.”

20 March, 2021

Kim Curtis says:

“Not heaps of traffic, so rarely any traffic congestion. Free parking spaces. Able to go freedom camping in a wide area of places.”

20 March, 2021

Giulianna says:

“I like the environment and the many range of places to eat”

17 March, 2021

SMP says:

“Our access to outdoor recreation whether it be organized sport or passive recreation, our great weather, access to fresh fruit and produce”

16 March, 2021

Mandy G says:

“Ouyen is a thriving little community with lots to offer. The Ouyen Lake is an absolute gem for the town. Brilliant community spirit.”

Question 2

What would make our region a better place to live, work and play?

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7 April, 2021

Mildura Mum says:

“Volunteer opportunites for school leavers, new migrants mums wanting to get back into work force Neighbourhood events to build community”

7 April, 2021

Mildura Mum says:

“More busking and music everywhere Playgrounds not all the same generic play equipment- water, logs, risky play ”

7 April, 2021

Mildura Mum says:

“Celebrate our Aboriginal history with language, people, music etc Volunteering opportunities Neighbourhood events to build community”

4 April, 2021

klcirillo says:

“We need to stem the flow of elderly retirees until we have better health care and aged care. Elderly have greater health needs we can't meet”

2 April, 2021

Shaun says:

“Attracting national and international live music artists. There is next to no live music scene.”

31 March, 2021

Mike says:

“street lighting along secondary corridors (ie; 11th Street, Benetook Ave), bike and walking paths, public art, parks and gardens.”

27 March, 2021

Samantha says:

“Our families need more outdoor recreational locations to walk, ride and scoot. We need spaces to have walking and bike trails”

23 March, 2021

Ouyen says:

“More investment in our Southern communities as we need younger families to stay in the area.”

21 March, 2021

Megan says:

“A cultural heritage space with the history of aboriginals in the area. Also a significant architecture map for people to visit around town”

20 March, 2021

Kim Curtis says:

“More drinking fountains, bike paths, walking trails. More connecting green spaces. More outdoor community activities, musicians/buskers ”

20 March, 2021

Giulianna says:

“fix the amount of doctors at Tristar Redcliffs, make more fun places for children & teenagers to attend, music events/school for teenagers”

17 March, 2021

SMP says:

“Better access to healthcare, more affordable and frequent flights to Melbourne, Adelaide, Sydney. More value adding to our produce here.”

Question 3

Thinking about our region and community in the year 2040, what should be the top priority for the future?

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7 April, 2021

Mildura Mum says:

“Building a sense of identify and community and environmental sustainability”

4 April, 2021

klcirillo says:

“Health care services, education, industry development to take advantage of our location to the 3 big cities especially business events ”

2 April, 2021

Shaun says:

“River sustainabilty. Without the river there will be no town.”

31 March, 2021

Mike says:

“investment in future industries and infrastructure (cultural hub, city heart, stage II riverfront, 15th Street precinct), beautification.”

27 March, 2021

Samantha says:

“We need to bring more performers to come to our region. Bring back to hall performances in small towns. ”

23 March, 2021

Ouyen says:

“Investment into Southern communities to attract and retain the next generation of communtity members.”

20 March, 2021

Kim Curtis says:

“Planting trees, beautifying the area so it is welcoming to all. Having good health care services. Bringing the community together w events ”

20 March, 2021

Giulianna says:

“More places for teenagers to learn and spend time at, more music and arts for them to attend. just more places for young adults to go”

17 March, 2021

SMP says:

“Addressing education locally with school retention and higher education. Making Mildura a health center with better access for everyone.”

17 March, 2021

Merle Pole says:

“More community engagement. Fostering leaders. Technology support. More people employed to directly support community groups and volunteers.”

9 March, 2021

Rachel says:

“School engagement, safety, reducing repeat offending, opening up the mall to vehicles”

Question 4

What challenges do we face as a region and community?

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7 April, 2021

Mildura Mum says:

“Community cohesiveness- be inclusive, be kind, celebrate who we are Our rural nature makes healthcare, education and support difficult”

4 April, 2021

klcirillo says:

“Appropriate levels of state and federal funding to address the challenges we have. Access to services and health to support youth & elderly”

31 March, 2021

Mike says:

“being more inclusive, being open to new ideas and challenges, changing old group think, finding the right balance!”

27 March, 2021

Fiona says:

“We need more access to GP’s that understand our challenges. It’s hard driving from Murrayville and Underbool to a Dr. Support Di Thorton! ”

23 March, 2021

Ouyen says:

“Limited access to health care, employment and opportunity for skilled workers.”

20 March, 2021

Kim Curtis says:

“Isolation. Expensive airline tickets. Lack of things to do. Limited services in a range of areas which forces one to travel to Adel. Or Melb”

20 March, 2021

Giulianna says:

“Health. The amount of Specialists that we get aren't enough. Not every elderly person can afford to go to Melbourne for treatment/consultati”

17 March, 2021

SMP says:

“Lack of job creation and opportunities for our young people. Affordable access to our capital cities. Maintaining a quality healthcare.”

17 March, 2021

Merle Pole says:

“Loss of community cohesion. Mental Health problems. Geographical distances. Services for aged care. Attracting skilled people.”

9 March, 2021

Rachel says:

“Increased anxiety in all ages. School attendance issues. Young people moving away.”