Heywood 2040

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This page is for members of the Community Reference Group for Heywood and its surrounds (Condah, Hotspur, Drik Drik, Drumborg, Dartmoor, Mumbannar, Homerton, Wallacedale) 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 Heywood 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 Heywood:

Situated on the Fitzroy River, part way between Portland

This page is for members of the Community Reference Group for Heywood and its surrounds (Condah, Hotspur, Drik Drik, Drumborg, Dartmoor, Mumbannar, Homerton, Wallacedale) 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 Heywood 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 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 population 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


  • 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.

    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

    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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