Central Goldfields Economic Development and Tourism Strategy

In October, 2018 the State Government announced $200,000 in funding for the development of the Central Goldfields Shire Economic Development and Tourism Strategy.

This funding will enable Council to have a clear vision for economic and tourism growth in the future with the project to start in 2018-19.

Bendigo Region Destination Management Plan(PDF, 10MB)

The Bendigo Regional Tourism Board has developed a Destination Management Plan (DMP) which examines current data and trends in regional tourism.  It builds on the Bendigo region’s (Central Goldfields Shire, Mount Alexander Shire, Loddon Shire and City of Greater Bendigo) strong growth and tourism potential to deliver a targeted approach to develop the region’s strengths to maximise employment, growth and investment.

Bendigo Regional Tourism, through the Destination Management Plan,  has developed a more strategic approach to its tourism development, recognising the strong connections between the regional centre of Bendigo with the surrounding villages and their more boutique offerings.

This proposed hub and spoke model will grow the whole region's tourism industries and subsequently grow tourism jobs right across the region.

Central Goldfields Shire Events Strategy(PDF, 3MB)

The Central Goldfields Shire Council Events Strategy has been developed to support the retention and growth of existing events and enable the attraction of new events to deliver economic, social, visitation and investment benefits to the community and region.

The five-year Strategy was informed following a program of consultation and engagement with a range of stakeholders and community representatives, analysis of socio-economic and visitation trends and data and analysis of best practice in event planning, management and delivery.