NEWS UPDATE: The housing shortage was identified as the number one issue at the recent Kaniva & District Progress Association meeting. Wayne Street, representing Wimmera Southern Mallee Development (formerly WDA), along with CEO Chris Sounnes will be presenting at our February meeting to share insights into successful projects undertaken in collaboration with Progress Associations in Donald, Minyip, Rupanyup and Murtoa, with other projects in Warracknabeal and Dimboola. Please get in touch with us if you are interested in this project. New members most welcome. Weblink. Alternatively you can also contact WWSC direct and visit this weblink to fill out their form.
Our next New Residents Welcome BBQ will be held in March / April 2024, Keep an eye out for details coming Feb 2024.
Kaniva has become increasingly popular as a tree change destination for people seeking to escape the rat race, pollution, traffic and stresses of city life.
Kaniva offers a unique lifestyle that includes low-density housing, a range of local events, retail, sporting facilities, natural attractions and a community spirit with traditional rural values that make for a great country lifestyle.
House prices vary greatly from $100,000 to newly built houses roughly $500,000. Kaniva offers childcare, kinder & a P12 state school along with medical facilities & resident doctor. The population of the Kaniva & District at the time of the 2020 census was 891, an increase of 11% on the previous census. The town services a further 319 people who live in the neighbouring 3420 and 3415 postcode areas of Lillimur, Miram, Telopea Downs and Serviceton. Most houses are a ten minute walk to the main street and Kaniva has one of the lowest crime rates in Victoria. 60% of people own their home outright and 40% of people volunteer for a community group
Kaniva is seeing renewedoptimism and business confidence at present and properties are scarce.