In recent years Glenelg has become a major renewable energy hub with existing wind farm infrastructure and local manufacturers, and a strong pipeline of new developments.
Deep sea water port
Portland, the Glenelg Shire and surrounding region are well served by the only deep water port between Melbourne and Adelaide providing a vital and growing trade link for south eastern Australia.
Diverse industrial base
Glenelg has well established, export-oriented industries that have long provided economic stability to the region. In
turn, these industries – manufacturing, agriculture, forestry and aquaculture – have provided important opportunities for small businesses to grow and thrive.
Growing tourism sector
Glenelg boasts a variety of world-class attractions that draw tourists from across the world every year and underpin a growing tourism industry.
- UNESCO World Heritage listed Budj Bim Cultural Landscape
- Whale sightings (Humpback Whales, Southern Right Whales, Blue Whales and the occasional Orca (Killer Whale) visit areas around Portland Bay & Cape Bridgewater Bay waters each winter)
- Great South West Walk
- Australian Kelpie Centre and Casterton, the birthplace of the Kelpie
- Dramatic coastal landscapes, including the iconic Cape Bridgewater, Portland Foreshore and Cape Nelson