Riverina Murray region set to become major economic zone
A new 20-year plan is set to make the Riverina Murray region one of the most vibrant economic zones in NSW.
The Riverina Murray Regional Plan 2036 will support and grow the region’s cities and local centres, environment, and economy.
Over the next 20-years, the plan aims to achieve four goals for the region:
- A growing and diverse economy
- A healthy environment with pristine waterways
- Efficient transport and infrastructure networks
- Strong, connected and healthy communities.
The regional cities of the area, including Albury, Wagga Wagga and Griffith will play an important role in the plan by providing more homes, jobs, and services.
Minister for Planning Anthony Roberts said the plan would see significant investment in infrastructure, a focus on renewable energy and the safeguarding of the vital agricultural industry upon which the region relies.
“The Riverina Murray region already makes the largest regional contribution to agriculture in NSW, producing $1.4 billion worth of food each year,” Mr Roberts said.
“The region will lead the way in agricultural innovation, making use of advanced and automated technology and benefit from improved infrastructure and connections across the state and with Victoria.”
The area has already seen significant investment in infrastructure including the $270 million redevelopment of Wagga Wagga Rural Referral Hospital.