Murtoa to host Open Weekend

April 1, 2014


The Murtoa Progress Association jointly with Yarriambiack Shire Council will host an Open Weekend in Murtoa over the weekend of Saturday 3rd and Sunday 4th May.

The Open Weekend will follow the Regional Victoria Living Expo which is a key initiative in the Victorian Government’s strategy to drive population and investment to regional and rural Victoria. The 2014 event is the third year of the Expo and will run on 11-13 April 2014.

The Regional Victoria Living Expo provides Melbourne residents and businesses with all the information they need when considering relocating to regional and rural Victoria, including promotion of specific job and career opportunities.

It will bring all Victorian regions under one roof allowing Melburnians the chance to better understand the range of opportunities in regional and rural Victoria in one visit and will provide all 48 regional and rural councils with an opportunity to promote the benefits and opportunities available in their area in order to attract residents, skilled workers, business and investment.

The Yarriambiack Shire will again be represented at the Expo and this year will highlight and specifically promote the township of Murtoa.

As an aftermath to this promotion the Open Weekend will provide interested persons with the opportunity to visit Murtoa over the weekend of the 3rd and 4th of May and see for themselves what our town has to offer.

The Steering Committee formed to coordinate and run this weekend consists of representatives from the Progress Association, the Council, Minyip/Murtoa Football and Netball Club, local business and community.

Persons interested in coming up to Murtoa for the Open Weekend can register their interest at the Regional Victoria Living Expo following which they will be contacted by a member of the Steering Committee and provided with an itinerary of their visit.

Depending upon their particular interest they may be shown housing or business opportunities, education and recreational facilities or a range of attractions that Murtoa has to offer a potential resident or investor.

Those taking part in the weekend will be provided with accommodation on the Saturday night in a variety of locations including the Railway Hotel, Caravan Park, Guest House and private billets.

The Minyip/Murtoa Football and Netball Club have agreed to host the visitors at the opening night game between Minyip/Murtoa and Horsham – this should be a highlight of their visit.

If any resident would like further information regarding this weekend, has a house or business for sale which they would like promoted at the Regional Victoria Living Expo or would like to volunteer to accommodate a visiting couple or family over the weekend please contact David Grigg, Secretary of the Murtoa Progress Association on 53852591.

Download a copy of the Brochure and Registration Form at by clicking the link on the home page.