Home' Border Enterprise : Winter-Spring 2010 Contents REGION'S IN
A FINE STATE
Celebrity presenters, civic leaders and
hundreds of local business operators
gathered in Albury recently to discuss
the benefits of living, working and
investing in the Murray region.
THE inaugural State of the Region
dinner at the Albury Entertainmen
Centre in late February was, by
any standard, a great success,
with 320 guests treated to a night
filled with diversity, passion, lively debate
Never before had the 21 local government
areas that make up the Murray region's
diverse industry, community, agriculture,
environment and local civic leaders
gathered in the one location for such a
"We thought it was a thumping success,"
Peter Crowe, Acting Chairman of Regional
Development Australia Murray (RDAM) said.
"It was a good result for all our hard work and
a mighty effort by the Murray Now and RDAM
team. All the responses I've been getting have
been tremendously positive. This is a first, an
absolute first. It'll happen again and next time it
will be bigger and better, I have no doubt."
Key commercial supporter of the event, Hugh
McKenzie-McHarg from Johnsons MME was also
full of praise for the event.
"I thought it was terrific, a wonderful reflection on
the success of our region," he said.
"Our region stretches so far, from the mountains
to Mildura, Wentworth but this is the first time to
my knowledge that we've been selling the region
as a whole."
Media personality Jean Kittson performed as
master of ceremonies for the event, while ABC
journalist and Q & A program host, Tony Jones,
● 1. Neville Hull, Michael and Kirsten Mitchell. 2. Karen and Phil Chamberlain. 3. Heather and
Julie Woodrow, Kat (crt) Bennett and Di Glover. 4. John and Jenny Black. 5. Phil Wise, Simon
Pearce, Karen and Mick Randall. 6. Andy Walker, Wendy Wise, David and Cassandra Sargent.
7. Robyn and Graeme Sayer and Lindsay and Carolyn Hanchett. 8. Alice Glachan and, Julie
Frauenfelder and Nicole Doughty. 9. Pam Danaher, Joanne Wilson, Lois Kreutzberger and Marea
Urquhart. 10. Tom Murphy, of Bathurst, Chris Ryan of Melbourne, Allen Gavin of Bathurst and
Pam March. 11. Garry and Marian Jones. 12. Jean Kittson. 13. Tony Jones.
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