SEGRA is recognised as Australia’s most credible independent voice on issues affecting regional Australia. The SEGRA conference is your opportunity to take an active role in advancing regional, rural and remote Australia. SEGRA, now in its 23rd year, is committed to enabling regional, rural and remote Australia to source and identify the knowledge, practices and skills regions require to achieve successful economic growth and development.
Berrigan Shire welcomes SEGRA 2019
It is with great pride that the Berrigan and Moira Shires welcome all SEGRA delegates to the NSW and Victoria border region on the mighty Murray River. What better location could there be for a conference that seeks to reveal regional Australia’s Rivers of Opportunity?
As border towns the residents of Barooga (NSW) and Cobram (Victoria) consider themselves one community,so your conference destination is commonly referred to as Cobram Barooga.
You are coming to one of the most productive and innovative agricultural regions in Australia. Renowned for high-quality dairy and canola, wheat, citrus and summer stone fruit that are all largely grown for the export market. Value adding to is also big business with dairy manufacturers Saputo and Bega calling the region home along with others such as MON Natural Foods and Sun Valley Australia Pty. Ltd. Like most regional areas we can face challenges in providing career paths for those seeking a country lifestyle, but these larger industries can open opportunities.
The Murray River is the third longest navigable river in the world. It provides vital irrigation water for agriculture,but it is also a key visitor drawcard, providing a water-sport playground for swimmers, skiers, kayakers, jet ski enthusiasts and fishermen. A stone’s throw from the river you will find the Cobram Barooga Golf Club – the setting for the SEGRA Conference - and home to 36 holes of championship golf. The Murray River region is the number one golfing destination in Australia and the Old and West Courses at Barooga are among the top courses on offer.
We look forward to welcoming you to the region,and we hope you will take the opportunity to stay a little longer and explore.
Cr Matthew Hannan, Mayor of Berrigan Shire Council
Moira Shire welcomes SEGRA 2019
I am delighted to welcome, along with fellow Mayor Matthew Hannan from Berrigan Shire, the SEGRA delegates to our little piece of Sun Country on the Murray – Cobram (Victoria) and Barooga (NSW).
We are strategically positioned on Australia’s iconic Murray River two and a half hours north of Melbourne and close to major regional centres.
Diversifying our local economy through tourism, food processing, retail trade, health and education as well as the continued diversification of agriculture, has aided in growing and strengthening our population demographic.
Weaving along the magnificent banks of the Murray River, Moira Shire is an inland oasis where you can take to the waters, explore natural wonders or simply bask in the warmth of the sun.
We have a number of significant environmental assets such as the Murray, Goulburn and Ovens river systems and Ramsar listed wetlands of international importance and habitat for listed flora and fauna species.
Irrigated agriculture is the shire’s economic engine and is inextricably linked to the region’s waterways and secure supply of high quality water.
Welcome everyone – we hope you enjoy your stay with us and hope you can linger longer to further explore our fantastic region.
Cr Libro Mustica, Mayor of Moira Shire Council
Barooga, New South Wales
Situated in the centre of ‘the food bowl of Australia’, the Cobram Barooga district area is renowned for its magnificent climate and variety of available attractions and activities.
The Cobram Barooga area is home to some of the most picturesque sections of Australia’s mightiest river, the Murray. Visitors are captivated by the lifestyle, with wide sandy beaches, towering gums and native bushland blending together to form a unique holiday destination.
The natural environment invites unparalleled wildlife tourism that covers the Murray River’s best sandy beaches, towering 500-year old Redgums, native bushland, abundant bird life and Australia’s unique wildlife in their natural habitats.