Have you ever pondered how fortunate we are to live in the Wimmera?


Many of us make a choice to move here or remain here for a multitude of reasons.


I reflect on this when I hear a minority of people “canning” the place because it may not deliver on the outrageous expectations on life.


Let us dwell on the wonderful “quality of life” we enjoy with low unemployment, low living costs, great schools and importantly “caring” and “involved” people.


How fortunate we are to not spend 10 – 20hrs. per week commuting. We are not “off the grid”, but the contrary applies, where many locals work nationally and internationally, as required. Concerns about career prospects are often unfounded with national wage rates applying in Horsham as elsewhere…..but the difference, the cost of living is significantly lower, especially housing(often 50% lower).


The point of difference in living in a regional location is embodied in the question, “are you a giver or a taker?” If you live in the Wimmera and enter into the spirit of the community by contributing in any way from the Arts to Ping pong or Dancing to Hot Rods…you will be repaid handsomely.


The Wimmera Region is a “powerhouse” in agriculture. Agriculture can encompass everything from farming to agri.research to international trade.


We need outstanding, well educated people to drive our technologically advanced agriculture future.


Wind and Solar technology is at the forefront of our technological future, together with mining and transport. We don’t necessarily need men with shovels, but we do need skilled operators, technicians, accountants, lawyers, carpenters, engineers, surveyors etc, etc.


Ask yourself “What is it we are missing” in the Wimmera and answer that perhaps I will be the one to assist to fill the gap.


Our future is in our hands!

Gerry Smith - Director