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Services & Investment

Services, Accessiblity & Investment

In July 2013, Mildura officially launched its transformed airport and it’s now the largest regional airport in Victoria. Boasting fabulous facilities, the new airport can cater for the large increase in passenger and flight numbers in and out of Mildura each day. Along with a range of commercial and freight flights, Mildura Airport is also a centre for the Royal Flying Doctor Service and host to a number of private and joy flight operators.

The completion of the much-anticipated Langtree Mall has turned a shopping strip into an events hub. The award winning shade structure, inspired by the vines on which Mildura’s foundations were built, is a must see and is home to various festivals and attractions throughout the year.

Mildura is all a-buzz with the news that stage one of the riverfront redevelopment is about to begin. Stage one will see Langtree Avenue connect with the river and reinforces the town’s links to its landscape. The redevelopment will also see new advantage taken of the riverside location with walks, restaurants, arts, sports and venue precincts all part of the plan.

If you’re looking for catering for your event Mildura can certainly provide premier caterers that can deliver everything, from tasting plates through to three course meals. Using only the freshest and best local produce, indoors or outdoors.

See below for advice on Services, Accessiblity & Investment Opportunities.

Investment Opportunities

Whilst visiting Mildura why not consider local ‘investment opportunities’ into your schedule and extend your stay. We can meet with you and/or your team to discuss current projects and exciting new development opportunities in our region.

Our locality offers cost savings to businesses investing in our region (low cost of living, affordable land and modern infrastructure) and an attractive location to recruit and retain employees (appealing work/life balance and low cost of living).

The Mildura region has a $2.765 billion economy that has shown positive growth over recent years. Renown worldwide for quality agricultural, horticultural and viticulture production, Mildura has diversified and expanded over many years to include a variety of industries:

Mining is a new and growing industry to our region. Two large mineral sands companies, with the potential to invest up to $400 million in the region have established their mines in the region over the last few years.

Solar Projects: An abundance of sunshine hours, clear days and excellent infrastructure has made the Mildura region a premier location for large scale solar development in Victoria.

The Sunraysia Modernisation Project has resulted in the Victorian Government securing $103 million from the Commonwealth for the modernisation of Sunraysia’s irrigation. This funding will be a huge bonus for the our local irrigated districts, providing systems that will facilitate investment growth in existing and new market demand for horticultural produce.

Mildura airport is the largest and busiest regional airport in Victoria, catering for 210 000 passengers per annum and offering 70 flights per week to and from Melbourne, Adelaide, Sydney and Broken Hill. In 2012/2013 Mildura airport will be undergoing a $6.4 million terminal redevelopment to accommodate growing visitor numbers.

Mildura Riverfront Precinct redevelopment is estimated to bring $20.6 million to the region in gross revenue. Stage 1 is a $13.3 million fully funded project that is led by MRCC with an estimated completion date of November 2013.

The Mildura Riverfront Precinct redevelopment and Mildura airport redevelopment will contribute to an already booming tourism industry worth more than $230 million annually.

Participation in motorsports activities in North West Victoria is as much as four times the national average and still growing. Mildura is proud to be the hometown to past world speedway champions and current Super V8 superstars Rick and Todd Kelly.

A Motor Sports Industry Development Feasibility Study completed in late 2011 shows that motorsports currently contribute $21.4 million per annum to the Mildura economy and forecast to increase to $61.7 million p.a. if the recommended facilities are developed and if effective management, marketing and scheduling are applied.

For further investment opportunities please feel free to contact Mildura Rural City Council on (03) 5018 8100

Business Event Services

• Marquee, generator and party hire equipment
• Lighting and lighting towers
• Stage equipment with lighting and air-conditioning
• Big Screen – one of Australia’s largest outdoor cinemas
• Mobile ablution blocks
• Wheelchair access portable toilet
• IT supplies
• Sound specialists
• Television and conference filming
• Fencing specialists
• Business facilitators
• Professional conference organisers
• Photographer
• Graphic designers
• Printers
• Security
• Liquor licensing
• Catering
• Entertainers and MC’s
• Personal Trainers & Gyms for Team work
• Team building program specialists
• 32 restaurants in Mildura, 7 with international cuisine
• Markets selling fresh local produce, crafts and gourmet foods
• Over 50 return flights to Melbourne each week Retail Therapy
• Two shopping precincts are available in Mildura.
- Mildura City (380 shops) and Mildura Central (80 shops).

Support Services

Car Hire
Mildura has 4 car hire companies: Hertz, Avis, Budget and Thrifty Car Rentals – in total 200 cars plus an additional 14 four wheel drive vehicles.

Bus & Minibus Hire Companies
We have 6 bus companies operating in Mildura. These companies combine to provide 56 buses with a total of 2,400 seats available. Additional buses can also be hired if required.

Taxi Services
There are 5 taxi companies in the region, providing 5-7 seater vehicles, taxi buses, limousines and wheelchair access vehicles.

Baby Equipment
No need to pack all your baby gear. Hire on a daily or weekly basis including child restraints, portacots, high chairs and more.

Church Services
There are 28 places of worship providing weekly services in the Mildura region. These include Anglican, Baptist, Catholic, Baha’i Faith, Christadelphians, Church of Christ, Greek Orthodox, Jehovah’s Witness, Living Waters, Lutheran, Seventh Day Adventist, Presbyterian and Uniting. Times, venues and contact details are available upon request.
A venue of difference is the Bush Chapel located at the Australian Inland Botanic Gardens.

Medical Facilities
Mildura is well serviced by a broad range of established services:
• Mildura Base Hospital
• Mildura Private Hospital
• 17 Medical Clinics
• 50 Medical Practitioners
• St John Ambulance
• Ambulance Service 24 hour service
• Chemists – some open 9.00am to 9.00pm
• Air Ambulance and Royal Flying Doctor Service 24 hour service

Disabled facilities
• Accommodation & Venues - Most venues have wheelchair access although there are some first floor venues.
There are many motels, apartments and caravan / holiday parks that have wheelchair access.
Enquiries please telephone Mildura Visitor Information Centre: (03) 5018 8380
• Mobility Equipment and Wheelchair Hire - four organisations will assist with wheelchair hire. Two organisations cater for rehabilitation and mobility equipment.
A Mildura CBD mobility map is available from our website:
• Respite Service - Sunraysia Residential Services offers individualised support to suit your needs. Qualified staff are available 24 hours. Bookings for short or long stays can be arranged and selfcontained units for family stays are available.
• Taxi - Mildura has several wheelchair access taxis available.
• Parking - Most venues have designated disabled parking. Should you consider a venue that does not have suitable disabled parking, please advise Council’s Conference Facilitator.
• Hearing Aid Loops are available

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The Mildura Conferencing & Business Event Planners Guide is an initiative of the Mildura Rural City Council.

Phone (03) 5018 8100