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Help council build a stronger economy

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May 11, 2018

Murrumbidgee Council is calling for six business and tourism representatives with a passion for economic development to put their hands up to form an economic development consultative group.

Murrumbidgee Council is calling for six business and tourism representatives with a passion for economic development to put their hands up to form an economic development consultative group.

The Murrumbidgee Economic and Tourism Advisory Group (METAG) will assist council deliver strategies and actions for economic and tourism development.

Mayor Ruth McRae said the group can inform council and assist the community in growing jobs and investment within the three towns and across industry sectors including manufacturing, agriculture and tourism.

‘‘Council is seeking local representation from residents with a background in business, tourism, agricultural operations, or professional services,’’ she said.

‘‘The main criterion is to have a passion to see communities and employment opportunities grow.

‘‘Our council area has been kicking economic goals. The expansion of solar farms in and around Coleambally, increased investment in the almond industry at Darlington Point, and international delegations visiting Rice Research Australia at Jerilderie are indicative of an improving local economy that offers diverse investment opportunities.

‘‘In the last census period Murrumbidgee was the second fastest growing Local Government area in the Murray-Riverina region. With 3,933 people working in 1,858 jobs, new investment will set us up to grow our economy even further, and this new Advisory Group can help council manage that growth”.

Council expects METAG will generally meet twice a year, with other opportunities for informal input on issues as they may arise.

For further information phone Murrumbidgee Council on 58861200.

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