Nelson 2040

Have you thought about what you will be doing in Nelson 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 Nelson
Nelson is situated on the Glenelg River - Victoria’s largest estuarine river - and is a small fishing town, near the border of South Australia. In 2006 Nelson and its surrounding area had a population of 226. KNown for its natural beauty and proximity to the Lower Glenelg National Park and dramatic beaches, Nelson has become a popular tourist destination.

Emerging trends for rural Glenelg Shire:

  • Fewer families and young people are living in the area
  • The population is stable, it has not increased nor decreased significantly in recent years
  • There is a recent increase in the number of residents over the age of 65.
  • Approx. 32% of households consist of a couple with no children living at home.
  • Approx. 34% of the employed population work in agriculture, forestry or fishing


Have you thought about what you will be doing in Nelson 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 Nelson
Nelson is situated on the Glenelg River - Victoria’s largest estuarine river - and is a small fishing town, near the border of South Australia. In 2006 Nelson and its surrounding area had a population of 226. KNown for its natural beauty and proximity to the Lower Glenelg National Park and dramatic beaches, Nelson has become a popular tourist destination.

Emerging trends for rural Glenelg Shire:

  • Fewer families and young people are living in the area
  • The population is stable, it has not increased nor decreased significantly in recent years
  • There is a recent increase in the number of residents over the age of 65.
  • Approx. 32% of households consist of a couple with no children living at home.
  • Approx. 34% of the employed population work in agriculture, forestry or fishing