RCV is an organisation which represents the 10 largest provincial centres in Victoria, comprising the municipalities of Ballarat, Bendigo, Geelong, Horsham, Latrobe City, Mildura, Shepparton, Wangaratta, Warrnambool and Wodonga.
RCV is committed to expanding the population of regional Victoria through promoting business and Government investment and skilled migration to regional centres. In particular, it is RCV's view that securing infrastructure and resource investment will improve economic development outcomes, liveability, sustainability and environmental awareness in Victoria's regions, making them attractive alternatives to metropolitan Melbourne from both a population and business investment perspective.
This outcome would also relieve metropolitan Melbourne of some of the pressures and costs associated with population growth over the coming decades.
Prepared for Regional Cities Victoria (RCV) by Essential Economics Pty Ltd. August 2009
Background and Overview of Report