The Mid West is extremely diverse, with populations, economies, attractions and challenges ranging significantly across the region’s 17 local governments.
To facilitate growth, communities must be vibrant and inclusive with appropriate infrastructure and services that support social fabric and wellbeing. Urbanisation and the ageing of regional populations, also present both challenges and opportunities to developing the Mid West as a region of choice to live in.
Desirable communities with appropriate human capital help create thriving economies and exciting, vibrant local communities with a strong sense of belonging, are proactive, connected and welcoming. This supports communities to attract and retain workers and families and encourage young people to ‘come home’ after their studies.
This chapter identifies the Blueprint's key Highly Desirable Communities focus and priorities.