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Mr Taylor said an online version, available on
Fairfax Media websites, had received many
thousands of hits from throughout Australia and
Mr Taylor, who recently took up a similar position
in economic development at Alpine Shire, said the
five councils, in conjunction with The Border Mail
and The Age, intended to repeat the exercise in
WODONGA Council has
won a national award for
a campaign in partnership
with four other councils
and business that has
brought Melbourne tree-changers to the region.
The council's economic development officer, Matt
Taylor, accepted the award in the strategic regional
category at the National Economic Development
Awards for the publication of the North East
Victoria --- A Place to Call Home magazine.
The magazine was published in partnership with
Wangaratta, Alpine, Towong and Indigo councils,
the Victorian Government and Fairfax Media,
including The Border Mail.
It is the third award for the campaign which won
a Pacific Area Newspaper Publishers' Association
award in August and a Fairfax Media award earlier
Mr Taylor said Wodonga was selected from
among finalists including the Gold Coast City
Council and Cardinia Shire Council.
"The key thing was the partnership between
the councils, Regional Development Victoria, The
Border Mail and Fairfax Media," he said.
"We are really rapt with its success and we know
people have read the publication, moved here, built
houses and obtained jobs.
"People are information hungry and this narrows
down their search requirements, giving them
everything in a publication that's easy to read."
More than 100,000 copies of the publication
would again be distributed to targeted suburbs in
Melbourne which displayed the characteristics of
those people willing to consider a tree-change.
North East businesses interested in becoming
involved in the 2010 project should contact Mr
Taylor at email@example.com or
Wodonga Council's Sue Beattie at SBeattie@
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