Moorabool Shire Council along with 14 other local councils, led by the Cities of Ballarat and Greater Bendigo, have partnered to progress a joint bid to secure the UNSECO World Heritage Listing of the Victorian Goldfields. These Goldfields are one of the largest and best surviving landscapes in the world that showcases the worldwide gold rush phenomenon of the nineteenth century.
The project aims to recognise, celebrate, and present the history of the Victorian Goldfields. This will be achieved by creating a listing of multiple sites throughout the Victorian Goldfields Region that represent the significant values related to the Victorian gold rush.
A UNESCO World Heritage Listing has the potential to bring economic diversification, jobs, investment and tourism, and raise the socio-economic outlook and livability for cities, towns and communities across the region.