Casterton 2040

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This page is for members of the Community Reference Group for Casterton and its surrounds (Henty, Sandford, Merino, Digby, Bahgallah, Strathdownie, Lake Mundi, Dunrobin) as we work together to develop the Glenelg 2040 Community Plan and Vision.

This portal can be used as a discussion tool to connect with other members of the Casterton group, share ideas and to access information. All of the relevant documents that are available from the document library.

Please feel free to contact the Project Team if you have any queries or require assistance.


About the region:

Located to the north of the Glenelg region

This page is for members of the Community Reference Group for Casterton and its surrounds (Henty, Sandford, Merino, Digby, Bahgallah, Strathdownie, Lake Mundi, Dunrobin) as we work together to develop the Glenelg 2040 Community Plan and Vision.

This portal can be used as a discussion tool to connect with other members of the Casterton group, share ideas and to access information. All of the relevant documents that are available from the document library.

Please feel free to contact the Project Team if you have any queries or require assistance.


About the region:

Located to the north of the Glenelg region in South West Victoria, Casterton is known and loved for being the birthplace of the kelpie breed of dog. Casterton is an historic rural town with a recorded population in 2016 of 1,681, and is situated on the Glenelg River in a valley surrounded by rolling Red Gum hills.

The indigenous people of the Konongwootong Gundidj clan and others from the Jardwadjali language group occupied the area in and around Casterton for thousands of years before the arrival of Europeans in Australia.

Casterton and surrounding areas possess a strong agricultural trade based on livestock, milk, wool and crops. The plantation timber industry is also a major economic driver and employer in the region, and the tourism industry is gaining momentum as visitors come to partake in numerous outdoor activities and explore the diverse natural areas and wildlife.

Key trends in Casterton:

  • Declining in population over the last 15 years
  • Fewer families and young people than ever before
  • 4% speak a language other than English at home (the highest rate in Glenelg Shire)
  • Highest proportion of people over the age of 65 in Glenelg region
  • 28% of people live alone
  • People working in healthcare and social support sectors (21%) and those working in agriculture, forestry and fishing (17%) make up the bulk of the workforce in the area.



  • CLOSED: This survey has concluded.

    Thank you for taking the time to complete this form. Your contribution will ensure the Community Plan reflects community needs and priorities for the next 20 years.

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    Responses must be submitted by midnight Sunday 10 May 2020.

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    We will be collating everyone's responses and discussing them as a group at the upcoming meeting. You will receive an automated email after submitting this form

    Thank you for taking the time to complete this form. Your contribution will ensure the Community Plan reflects community needs and priorities for the next 20 years.

    Background Reading

    It is important that you have read background documents before answering the questions in this form. Documents you will need to refer to are:

    Responses must be submitted by midnight Sunday 10 May 2020.

    Next Steps

    We will be collating everyone's responses and discussing them as a group at the upcoming meeting. You will receive an automated email after submitting this form with all of  your responses. Please ensure you have those responses to hand for the online meeting. You will be able to refer to your responses and discuss ideas in greater depth.

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