invest in greater hamilton
Innovative and progressive with comprehensive infrastructure and a reliable workforce, Greater Hamilton offers significant opportunities for a broad range of business, industry and support services. Investors are attracted to its strategically central location and vibrant economy filled with business confidence, optimism and growth potential.
ACTIVE LOCAL GOVERNMENT
COMMITMENT TO GROWTH.
Southern Grampians Shire Council is the first point of contact for individuals, families or companies wishing to establish, relocate, diversify or expand in Greater Hamilton. A strategic and integrated suite of priority projects are underway in Greater Hamilton to support economic development, employment and population growth.
Greater Hamilton is home to a vibrant economy (Gross Regional Product of $0.91 billion) filled with business confidence and optimism. The region’s resources, amenities and infrastructure offer significant opportunities for a broad range of businesses, industries and support services, offering a solid platform for development and employment.
PROXIMITY TO MELB & ADL
STRATEGIC LOCATION. UNLIMITED POTENTIAL.
Located within the volcanic plains of Victoria’s Western District, the Greater Hamilton region is approximately 290 kilometres west of Melbourne and 500 kilometres south-east of Adelaide, with established freight routes and excellent transport connectivity via trains and V/Line coaches.
LAND & INFRASTRUCTURE
BUILD YOUR VISION.
Greater Hamilton has the space to set you up for success. In addition to existing vacant land and infrastructure, the fully-serviced Hamilton Industrial Park offers unparalleled flexibility to create a customised facility from the ground up. The development-ready land boasts the district’s most efficient high-speed broadband, 3-phase power and direct connectivity to the major Glenelg Highway Adelaide-Melbourne transport route.
IN IT TOGETHER.
Greater Hamilton is home to a dynamic portfolio of businesses thriving in local, national and international markets. Southern Grampians Shire Council has developed a strategic and integrated suite of priority projects to encourage employment, business growth, development and investment opportunities. Local organisations like the Hamilton Retail Business Association also provide a forum to support and develop local business within the Shire.
LABOUR FORCE CAPABILITY
LET’S GET TO WORK.
Greater Hamilton has a total resident labour force of approximately 10,000. The number of jobs and workers has increased slightly over the past decade, tracking slightly ahead of the rural Victorian trend. While Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing remains the largest employer, the Health Care and Professional Services industries have growing demand for workers.
RIPE FOR GROWTH
With almost half a million hectares of the nation’s most fertile land under production, Greater Hamilton is ideally placed to meet increasing global demand for agricultural products.
BUILD YOUR VISION
Greater Hamilton is home to some highly successful niche manufacturing industries – and there is always room for more. In addition to existing vacant land and infrastructure, the fully-serviced Hamilton Industrial Park offers unparalleled flexibility to create a customised facility from the ground up in a functional and vibrant precinct.
FOOD AND BEVERAGE
INCREASED PRODUCTION. LONG-TERM SUSTAINABILITY
Greater Hamilton has embraced a nationwide target to double food production levels by 2030 by increasing diversification and pursuing value-adding opportunities. New research and development is paving the way for increased production with a smaller environmental footprint and improved quality assurance, with a focus on long-term sustainability.
SUCCESS STEMS FROM INNOVATION
The growing success of Greater Hamilton’s horticulture industry stems from innovation and location. Australian natives, herbs, orchards, cut flowers and vineyards are among the commercial ventures currently thriving in the region’s rich volcanic soils.
Greater Hamilton has a reputation for quality shopping in picturesque settings. Low commercial rent, considerable storage and efficient delivery systems are a strong drawcard for both national brands and smaller specialty stores driven by passionate entrepreneurs.
EXPLORING GREATER HAMILTON
Ideally situated between Melbourne and Adelaide, Greater Hamilton boasts an alluring mix of tourist drawcards from natural assets to sacred sites and innovative man-made attractions.
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