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Economic Development

The Hepburn Shire’s economy is rich and diverse, made up of many unique small businesses run by residents who choose to live here for the great lifestyle our Shire offers.  The Shire’s attractive lifestyle and convenient location between Melbourne, Ballarat and Bendigo provides business owners with broad opportunities for both customers and labour hire.

Agriculture in Hepburn Shire

While we are lucky to have many special and unique businesses based within our Shire, the economy is still based on the foundational sectors being; Agriculture, Manufacturing, Tourism and Construction, which together make up around 50% of economic contribution for the Shire.

Hepburn Shire Council’s Economic Development Strategy (2016 -2021) is an important document that sets out a range of priority projects and initiatives to benefit economic development in the Shire.

To learn more about the strategy or discuss your business needs, please contact Council’s Economic Development team on Ph: (03) 5321 6105.