The Casey Cardinia region (map) is the place to grow in Melbourne’s South East. Our region represents a new opportunity for growth in the greater Melbourne area and is particularly noted for its accessibility to key locations (both in urban Melbourne and regional Victoria).The region is as little as 45 minutes to Melbourne’s CBD, with direct freeway access to the Port and Airports. Casey Cardinia has exceptional access to major highways and rail lines. The region includes fast-growing urban, commercial and industrial centres. Major ongoing infrastructure investment is continually enhancing the region’s connectivity to Melbourne, Victoria and the nation. Between 2006 and 2011, the area added approximately 50,000 persons, making it one of the fastest growth areas (amongst LGAs) in Australia. Broad growth across a range of sectors on the back of strong population growth typifies the Casey Cardinia region’s economic track record over the last 5 years. The Region's economy totalled $6.8 billion in Gross Regional Product (GRP) in 2011. The key sectors of the Region's economy focus on supporting intense population growth as can be seen through the strong representation of construction, retail trade, education/ training and health care/ social assistance operators in the area. Manufacture of machinery, food/ beverage products and other advanced goods also feature prominently.

It’s not just economic opportunities that attract people and businesses to our region - the Casey Cardinia region provides a great balance between city and country living, providing convenience to the city, yet the peace and tranquillity of the country. Such unique proximity makes the region very popular for new residents seeking the best of both worlds.

This economic profile contains economic and demographic information for the Casey Cardinia region. For more information, please contact City of Casey and Cardinia Shire Council.