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Lockhart Shire’s go-getting businesses using digital technology to create, connect and conquer!

The small country town opening global doors   Head 520 kilometres south-west of Sydney and you’ll find an emerging powerhouse of connected and thriving businesses. Despite having a population of just 3,200, Lockhart Shire entrepreneurs are fired up to outperform city-based competitors and step onto a global stage. In fact, the region is an incubator for small business.   Bernard Salt addresses benchmarks for regional prosperity and social...

GPs, Nurses, Engineers and Accountants: the Riverina needs YOU

Your Future is here With the waves crashing on Wagga Beach, the billowing water flowing from Paddy’s River Falls, and the poignant pines ready to envelop your senses along the Sugar Pine Walk in the Snowy Valleys, it’s no wonder Riverina’s unemployment rate has been steadily dropping over the last 12 months! The word around Australia’s best kept secret is starting to get out, with...

Temora: A place where people and businesses thrive

How a move to the country could be the best decision for your future   Renowned nationally as the friendliest town in NSW, Temora is also a place where you can thrive.   It has all the perks of country living. No long commutes, asupportive and welcoming community, medical services and great schools. And you don’t have to be a millionaire to own a home. But Temora offers much...

What every heart – centred entrepreneur ought to know about Narrandera.

Welcome to the Heart of the Riverina. Imagine if you finally found your ideal work-life balance and satisfied your nature cravings all at once? This is a deep desire for most city folk, but it’s a daily reality for Narrandera residents.   This lifestyle is a reflection of the Shire Council’s key focus areas; community and culture, environmental sustainability, and economic prosperity. Not only are these factors...

Leeton: a community for everyone to belong

How Leeton Shire’s country lifestyle connects all walks of life After a long journey fleeing his homeland and the time in processing, Ahman arrived in Melbourne. As he began the wait to be reunited with his young family, he began working and looking to settle down. But it was while Ahman was visiting his cousin over the 2013 Christmas break that he discovered Leeton. Immediately Ahman...

The Snowy Valleys: More than an energy powerhouse.

The diverse economy powering the Snowy Valleys into the future. You could spend all your evenings researching the articles, links and hashtags showcasing rural lifestyle and country living (and maybe you already have!) – the truth is, deep down, you probably already know your decision either way. For a wannabe country changer, the issue isn’t about convincing yourself whether or not to make the move...

Temora: Small town, big heart

What it’s really like living in ‘The Friendliest Town’   Proclaimed ‘The Friendliest Town in NSW’ in 2005 by Pat Shiel, Editor of Column 8 in the Sydney Morning Herald, Temora Shire has continued to live up to the legend - so much so that the story of how it happened is almost inscribed in local folklore 14 years on. This well-deserved title was bestowed upon Temora...

Find a greater life in Greater Hume

7 ‘Greater’ reasons to make a Country Change this year Education options, jobs, business opportunities, red-tape reduction for startups, and less mortgage stress, all within an easy drive to the conveniences of two major regional cities. So where is Greater Hume? This Shire is conveniently located between New South Wales’ two biggest inland regional cities, Wagga Wagga and Albury, in the southern Riverina region. The Shire...

Dream big. Plan smart. Why Griffith businesses are set for success

Boredom in the country - not an option Why Griffith is the place for business growth and beauty We have a myth to dispel and it may shock you. Country life is far from boring. In fact, if you choose it, your life and career, could get a ‘big buzz’ injection. So let us introduce you to Griffith.   Griffith is a thriving regional city in the Murrumbidgee Irrigation...

Lockhart is open for business!

Why now is the perfect time to do business in the country. If you’ve been looking for the perfect time and place to launch your business idea, it’s time to take a closer look at Lockhart Shire. The Shire consists of the township of Lockhart, and the smaller villages of The Rock, Yerong Creek, Pleasant Hills and Milbrulong. Nestled comfortably between Wagga Wagga and the twin...