Council successful in bringing Destination Riverina Murray Network headquarters to the city

Published: 16 Jun 2017 12:36pm

A submission by Wagga Wagga City Council to host the headquarters for Destination Riverina Murray Network has been successful.

“Wagga Wagga City Council recognises it can play a role in making a positive difference to the Destination Network’s capacity by hosting the new headquarters,” Janice Summerhayes, Wagga Wagga City Council Director Community said.

“The network is about increasing visitation and promoting what our Riverina Murray region has to offer. It is also a collaborative approach to promote and support all tourism operators from across the Riverina Murray area, from Snowy Valley Shire in the east to Wentworth Shire in the West and down to the Victoria border.

“On a local Wagga Wagga level, Council’s Visitor Economy and Events team looks forward to supporting and hosting the new Destination Riverina Murray Network by bringing a collaborative networking environment through the provision of serviced office facilities located in the centre of the city’s vibrant cultural and art precinct.

“Council supports the new Destination Riverina Murray Network’s objectives to improve industry engagement and the offering of authentic visitor experiences and product all while supporting the growth of the region’s visitor economy.”

Australian tourists are currently spending more money in rural and regional NSW than ever before. In 2016, NSW welcomed 29.3M domestic overnight visitors, of which more than 70 per cent visited regional NSW.

Three newly formed Destination Riverina Murray positions will be based at the Tarcutta Street Visitor Information Centre, including a General Manager, Business Development Manager and Administration Assistant.

Wagga Wagga City Council’s successful bid for the headquarters was announced publically overnight by Minister for Tourism and Major Events Adam Marshall