Brand new tourism group to sell the Riverina

AN Albury cafe boss, delicious chocolate maker and women’ s company chief  are among those on the table of a new tourism body.

Destination Riverina Murray has been formed by the NSW Government as part of a shake-up providing areas greater control over tourism.

Women in Business Wagga president Genevieve Fleming, who functions in business development for software company TechnologyOne, has been chosen to chair  the six-member board.

She is going to be joined by the operator associated with Noreuil Park eatery The Lake Deck, Alex Smit, Corowa plus Junee chocolate factory operator Neil Druce and former Albury Authorities director Judy Charlton, who is today Narrandera Shire general manager.

Tourist board main: Wagga' s Genevieve Fleming that will chair the newly created company Destination Riverina Murray. Picture: EVERY DAY ADVERTISER

Tourist panel chief: Wagga’s Genevieve Fleming that will chair the newly created company Destination Riverina Murray. Picture: DAY-TO-DAY ADVERTISER

Completing  the board are former Tumbafest co-ordinator Belinda King and main operating officer at Wagga construction firm Twomeys Naomi Stuart.

Destination NSW, the peak government tourism company and umbrella for Destination Riverina Murray, also contributes to Murray Local Tourism a cross border entire body formed in 2010.

Ms Fleming said the girl organisation was likely to work collaboratively with Murray Regional Tourism.

“ I’ ve recently been contacted by a range of stakeholders through Albury-Wodonga who are keen to see that will happen and it would make a lots of common sense, ” she  said.

Destination Riverina Murray will certainly extend from Wentworth to Khancoban and north to a line throughout from Hillston to Cootamundra.

It will have three full-time workers –   a general manager, advertising business development manager and management manager.

Ms Fleming said where that  team  will be based was unclear, adding “ we’ re not wedded towards the entity being established in Wagga”.

Crucial tasks for Destination Riverina Murray include  linking and developing the particular tourism sector,   lifting items to lure  visitors and delivering training and education.

NSW Tourism Minister Stuart Ayres said $43 million would be invested over four years across the condition on new Destination operations.

He lauded Wagga-raised Ms Fleming for her marketing nous  which has noticed her work at  Telstra, THE CAR, Suncorp and Du Pont right after graduating from university.