MURRAY Arts has broken down the cross-border barriers to produce a brochure highlighting tourist attractions in southern NSW and North East Victoria.
The cultural trail map has been produced by Murray Arts on behalf of Albury, Wodonga, Corowa, Indigo, Greater Hume and Towong shires with each council contributing funding.
At a launch yesterday at the Albury visitor information centre, Murray Arts chairwoman and Corowa councillor Fiona Schirmer said the finished product was a victory for co-operation.
“To see a whole group of people together representing the whole region is exciting,” she said.
“To get ideas flowing, understanding the value of the business and experiences they have in their own communities and to grab a few of those and really push through a brochure will have a real flow-on effect.
“It is not just about your town. It is the ripple effect that goes out into the other council areas.”
Attractions featured include the Library Museum (Albury), Savernake Station (Corowa), Chiltern Athenaeum (Indigo), Bonegilla Migrant Experience (Wodonga), Jindera Pioneer Museum (Greater Hume) and Man From Snowy River Museum (Towong).
Albury Council’s cultural development co-ordinator Narelle Vogel said all were within 90 minutes of Albury-Wodonga.
“We knew we had the assets to fill a whole brochure,” she said.
“It is about getting people to tour around the region and stop and enjoy what this place has to offer.”
The brochure will be at information centres and from the Murray Arts website.