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Corangamite Shire is a part of Eastern Maar and Wadawurrung Country, an ancient landscape treasured and celebrated. It has long been a nature lover’s paradise, a foodie’s favourite, a place where hard work and creative endeavour is appreciated and rewarded, where visitors and newcomers are warmly welcomed.

We remain committed with the support of state and federal government to upgrade assets to improve liveability and investment prospects.


The scale of our food product manufacturing industry requires a road, rail, supply chain and transport network that lays foundation for broader opportunities across the region. There are production precincts in planning (Camperdown Production Precinct Masterplan) to support new business along with planning for a shared office space/start-up business incubator to support a range of industries.

Public, private partnerships in the tourism industry along with shire driven, community supported land releases will create significant opportunity for growth in the construction and building services industries.

Have a business that will help us recycle and re-use? Perhaps a business that will improve our ability to produce, manufacture and buy more things in region?

Corangamite is committed through its Growth and Prosperity Framework to support investment and businesses that will enable a circular and more localized economy to minimise our environmental footprint and improve self-sufficiency and economic independence. Retail operations will be able to leverage community preference to shop local in support of this goal.

The success of the 12 Apostles Food Artisan trail is proof that geographic clustering of businesses in boutique agriculture, fibre and food production can be successful. The success of the trail creates scope for more investment aligned around the trail and more broadly throughout the shire.

For specifics on industry sectors and to assess our fit for your aspiration and your fit for ours please contact Business Corangamite.


Grow and Prosper Corangamite

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Our new plan has been created to ensure several of Council’s long-term strategies reinforce each other for the good of the community. 

Grow and Prosper Corangamite was launched in May 2023 as a strategic framework to bring together economic development, tourism, arts and culture, and events and festival strategies

The framework will produce individual action plans for six key areas:

1: The visitor economy

2: Creative industries

3: The circular economy

4: Events and Festivals

5: Population attraction

6: Priority industries 

Business Profile

Meet Chelsea Hatherall + Scott Wilkinson
Alderwood Speakers, Cobden

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Scott and Chelsea create world-class speakers out of their Cobden base 'Alderwood Manor' - a 116 year old former picture theatre and hall. Each compact Alderwood speaker is crafted from instrument-grade FSC approved birch timber and takes 30 days to finish and test to ensure the highest audio standards. The pair also host a range of popular arts, music and film events out of Alderwood Manor.

Business Corangamite


If you have ever thought of being your own boss, let's talk about opportunity and support in Corangamite. We have a dedicated team here ready to help and guide you. Supporting local business to grow and prosper is on our radar, and local business supports local communities, together we grow and we create more jobs and more opportunities.

We are opening up a new industrial estate in Camperdown, opening up housing lots in Simpson and Timboon, in the process of rezoning areas of Cobden and Skipton all to support our business, and our communities. With these opportunities of potential growth over the coming years, the chance to start up and grow your own business, or having your own side hustle, or relocating to our region looks more than promising!

For Economy, Jobs and Business insights visit Remplan: Remplan Economy Profile

So where do we go from here, innovation, technology and business hubs? What are the barriers to the pursuit of your business goals and how can we move together to a prosperous, cleaner, greener healthier future together? If you are looking to start up a new business in Corangamite or looking for support, we can help you. Let’s talk!

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