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.’’
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