BY DAVID JOHNSTON
NSW Premier Mike Baird this morning put the acid on the recently appointed cross-border commissioner James McTavish to unlock problems experienced by local businesses.
Mr Baird attended a business breakfast arranged by the Albury Northside chamber of commerce at Cafe Borellas and fielded questions from frustrated business owners about existing arrangements.
The NSW Government created the role of Cross-Border Commissioner in 2012 and Mr McTavish brings to the role a decorated career in the military.
Mr Baird suggested Mr McTavish should be making regular visits to chamber meetings and provided regular updates in the media of his dealings.
The business breakfast was a sellout affair before Mr Baird travelled to local manufacturer Seely International to open a $500,000 tube bending facility.
Mr Baird also praised NSW Police in the charging of Colin Michael Newey for the abduction, sexual assault and murder of Bronwynne Richardson.