Regional Development Australia – Murray chief executive Edwina Hayes sees parallels between her new role and past work as Murray Regional Landcare facilitator.
Mrs Hayes started in the RDA – Murray position on Monday, July 30.
“It’s a really similar role but into wider commercial and corporate areas which is really exciting … the Murray region has got quite a lot of capacity to develop,” she said.
Mrs Hayes, who had a career in health services before joining Landcare, hoped to work closely with Riverina and Hume RDAs to help promote and grow the Murray as well as the wider region.
RDA – Murray covers a large part of south-western NSW.
“You’ve got horticulture and intensive agriculture out west around Gol Gol and Buronga, and then you’ve got dryland and broadacre agriculture in the centre and industry here in the east,” RDA – Murray chair Perin Davey said.