Heywood 2040

Have you thought about what you will be doing in Heywood in 2040? What would make you feel proud to be part of the region in the future?

We want to ensure you have well balanced lifestyle opportunities, a quality range of services, education and employment opportunities. We’re creating a long term Community Plan that will inform how we invest in community assets, plan future programs, and make our shire an enjoyable place to live, work and play.

Tell us what areas need to be prioritised into the future.

About Heywood:

Situated on the Fitzroy River, part way between Portland and Casterton on the Princes Highway, Heywood is a place of cultural importance. In 2018 Heywood had a recorded of 1,738.

Heywood is a popular hub for tourists that come to explore the surrounding natural areas. Nearby is the 6,600 year old Budj Bim National Heritage Landscape where for thousands of years Gunditjmara people engineered and constructed an extensive aquaculture system. It has recently been listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site.

As well as a strong tourism trade, Heywood has large farming populations and sawmills operated until well into the twentieth century, when pine plantations were established.

Emerging trends in Heywood:

  • 18% of employed residents work in agriculture, forestry or fishing trade and 14% work in retail.
  • Heywood is said to have the largest Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population in Victoria (8% of population)
  • The majority of the population are aged 45-64 years
  • The population of Heywood in recent years has been stable
  • There are fewer young people and families live in the area than ever before
  • There has been a recent increase in the number of people over the age of 65

There are many ways to have your say:

Community Reference Group: Join Heywood's Community Reference Group to shape the process and help to develop the Glenelg 2040 Community Plan. The group will meet five times and will consist of 25 residents per group. Click here to find out more and register your interest.

Pop up Events: Come along to a series of events and pop up activities that will be hosted across the whole of Glenelg Shire between December to March 2020.

Survey: Take this 5 minute survey and join in the conversation – share your ideas for our future and go into the draw to win one of three $100 prepaid Visa Card Vouchers!

Have you thought about what you will be doing in Heywood in 2040? What would make you feel proud to be part of the region in the future?

We want to ensure you have well balanced lifestyle opportunities, a quality range of services, education and employment opportunities. We’re creating a long term Community Plan that will inform how we invest in community assets, plan future programs, and make our shire an enjoyable place to live, work and play.

Tell us what areas need to be prioritised into the future.

About Heywood:

Situated on the Fitzroy River, part way between Portland and Casterton on the Princes Highway, Heywood is a place of cultural importance. In 2018 Heywood had a recorded of 1,738.

Heywood is a popular hub for tourists that come to explore the surrounding natural areas. Nearby is the 6,600 year old Budj Bim National Heritage Landscape where for thousands of years Gunditjmara people engineered and constructed an extensive aquaculture system. It has recently been listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site.

As well as a strong tourism trade, Heywood has large farming populations and sawmills operated until well into the twentieth century, when pine plantations were established.

Emerging trends in Heywood:

  • 18% of employed residents work in agriculture, forestry or fishing trade and 14% work in retail.
  • Heywood is said to have the largest Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population in Victoria (8% of population)
  • The majority of the population are aged 45-64 years
  • The population of Heywood in recent years has been stable
  • There are fewer young people and families live in the area than ever before
  • There has been a recent increase in the number of people over the age of 65

There are many ways to have your say:

Community Reference Group: Join Heywood's Community Reference Group to shape the process and help to develop the Glenelg 2040 Community Plan. The group will meet five times and will consist of 25 residents per group. Click here to find out more and register your interest.

Pop up Events: Come along to a series of events and pop up activities that will be hosted across the whole of Glenelg Shire between December to March 2020.

Survey: Take this 5 minute survey and join in the conversation – share your ideas for our future and go into the draw to win one of three $100 prepaid Visa Card Vouchers!