Benalla Rural City hosted a regional open day for potential new visitors last month.June 5, 2014 3:23am
Potential new residents were treated to a tour of Benalla Rural City last month, in a follow-up to the Regional Victoria Living Expo held in Melbourne in April.
The tour for the eight visitors included a bus tour of the town, morning tea at Benalla Art Gallery with real estate agent Tony Williams on hand, a visit to Winton Wetlands and its European History exhibition, food and wine tastings at Baileys of Glenrowan, and Historic Winton at Winton Motor Raceway.
Benalla Rural City economic development and tourism manager Jeanie Hall said the interest was genuine and proved the value of the Regional Victoria Living Expo.
‘‘Despite five couples not being able to attend due to other commitments, we are hoping they will make it up at another time, and Benalla businesses have made special offers available to them until the end of the year,’’ Ms Hall said.
‘‘Ten additional visitors to the expo have also committed to relocating and have either bought property or are relocating businesses here from Melbourne, which is great news.’’
Ms Hall said one couple who visited said they had several job interviews each and were very keen to move as soon as possible, and a Melbourne nurse living with her daughter and mother was looking to leave the suburbs.
Ms Hall said a university student also indicated she was keen to teach in Benalla after completing her diploma next year.
‘‘All of our visitors gave us very positive feedback and said they love the feel of Benalla Rural City. So all in all it’s been a really positive result for Benalla.’’
Nathalia Football Club players saved a 60-year-old man after his car went into a creek.
After building his form in a consistent effort during the past 12 months, Mulwala double trap shooter James Willett has staked his claim on possible Olympic gold after taking out the ISSF World Cup last week.
The Aboriginal and wider community is mourning the death of revered Bangerang Aboriginal elder, Uncle John ‘‘Sandy’’ Atkinson.
Twelve months ago Fabian Meharry was using police and the Riverine Herald to help recover his Subrosa BMX bike.
ROCHESTER V/Line travellers can now buy tickets in their home town again.
Lions Club charity money was stolen from a Kyabram barbershop Tuesday morning.
Seymour suffers disappointing loss to Euroa
Barooga transport owner-operator Glen Kearney says he is relieved the Federal Government has abolished the Road Safety Remuneration Tribunal.
DESPITE criticism from within the community over a perceived lack of use, the O’Keefe Rail Trail has enjoyed good traffic over the past couple of weeks, with more to come.
he success of the 2015 Barooga Sports Classic Pairs event has made the organisers the worthy recipient of the Berrigan Shire’s Event Management award at the Berrigan Shire Business and Environment Awards.
School fundraises for student with leukaemia.
Australian Dairy Farmers Limited has expressed disappointment at the announcement made by Murray Goulburn Co-operative about their revised opening milk price.
The News magazines are online - read high quality magazines in your time. Check in regularly for the latest editions.
Riverine Herald's well regarded locally produced magazines. They're now online, so you can read them whenever and wherever you like.
Search for published and unpublished photos from McPherson Media Group newspapers and magazines. All our photos are available to purchase.
Place an advertisement in any one of McPherson Media Group's local newspapers.