Last week we featured a report from the Regional Australia Institute which said Albury-Wodonga's population could surpass 439,000 in less than 40 years.
The news focus explored the idea of whether the Twin Cities could cope with such a big increase, with Albury mayor Kevin Mack saying it was a "pie in the sky" idea unless state and federal governments "got serious" and ensured regional areas had better health, education and transport services.
There will be a lot of people in our region who shudder at the idea of more than 300,000 moving in on Australia's best kept secret over the next four decades.
But, growth means progress, and progress is good for all of us.
So, Albury Council's decision to sign up to Regional Express' community fare scheme, which will offer $99 flights between the Border and Melbourne, is a win for our community.
Earlier this year we brought you the story of Glenn Cosgrave, who works in Sydney during the week and flies home to Albury on the weekend - a commute he has made for the past 10 years.
Rex told The Border Mail it had no plans to replicate the discounted fares between Albury and Sydney but the point remains - anything that can better connect our region to the capital cities is a good thing.
We've written countless editorials and had hundreds of letters to the editor over the years lamenting the failures of the rail service between the Border and Melbourne.
Indeed, only two days ago we brought you the story that less than half the V/Line services on the North East line were on-time last month.
Needless to say, a one-hour trip between Albury and Melbourne is much more appealing than the four, or more, it can take on a train or bus.
High-speed rail has long been spoken about, with the corridor between Albury-Wodonga and Melbourne the subject of an $8 million business case assessment, but you wouldn't put your house on that getting up anytime soon.
Get your boarding passes ready.