Committee takes a tour of Narromine


01-Sep-2017

Committee takes a tour of Narromine

The August meeting of Regional Development Australia (RDA) Orana gave committee members an opportunity to visit Narromine and explore some of the projects being undertaken in the district.

“This year, we’ve held two of our meetings in different parts of the region,” executive officer Megan Dixon explained.

“It’s given committee members the opportunity to learn about what is happening on the ground in other parts of the region. This includes development and upcoming projects of interest to our organisation and its members.”

One of the latest projects in Narromine is a solar farm on 25 hectares of land outside the township, reinforcing the development of renewable energy industry in the region.

“Members were able to visit the property to view progress at the site as well as inspecting other local investments,” Mrs Dixon said.

Narromine is home to a vibrant aviation culture, with a dedicated museum and aerodrome. As well, there’s a blossoming iris farm, active sporting precinct and the Skypark residential development.

“Narromine Shire also features a prosperous gold mine, thriving cotton industry and strong agricultural traditions which includes grain cropping and support services.

Committee members were also able to sample some of the regional produce, by enjoying the gastronomic delights and cultural vibe of the Soul Food Design Depot and Gallery for dinner.

Mrs Dixon said the Regional Development Australia committee is comprised of 10 dedicated members of the region who represent the community, business and local government.

“The Regional Development Australia Orana committee has a broad and diverse skills base and demonstrated networks and alliances. They come from communities stretching across the region including Coonabarabran, Narromine, Cobar, Mudgee and Dubbo.”

In June, the meeting was held in Cobar where a range of mining initiatives and infrastructure development is underway.

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