Inviting the city to the Bega Valley

Promoting the South East to prospective new residents at the NSW Country Expo is Bega Valley Shire Council business growth coordinator Bob McAlister (right) with NSW Shadow Minister for Regional Development Mick Veitch.

Promoting the South East to prospective new residents at the NSW Country Expo is Bega Valley Shire Council business growth coordinator Bob McAlister (right) with NSW Shadow Minister for Regional Development Mick Veitch.

PARTICIPATION in in the NSW Country Expo in Sydney’s Olympic Park recently provided a great chance for council staff to promote business and lifestyle opportunities in the Bega Valley Shire.

BVSC business growth coordinator Bob McAlister said cooperating with the Eurobodalla and Bombala Shire Councils and Sapphire Coast Tourism on one stand enabled showcasing the many diverse opportunities available in our shire and across the South East.

He said that of the hundreds of inquiries handled, there were quite a few from people who indicated they were seriously considering the sea or tree change to the south-east of the state. 

“There were four inquiries from teachers, three from water, science and mechanical engineers, a chef specialising in Italian and Indian cuisine, two nurses, two social workers, a graphic artist and a business enhancement consultant.

“Our promotional items were a hit with visitors and really worked at pushing the wonderful things we have on offer here in the shire.

“A particular favourite was the Pop-up Oyster promotion, which had people emblazoned with shire branding mingling in the crowd and dishing out Australia’s favourite oysters.

“There were also plenty of takers for our promotional trolley token key rings and shopping bags.

“Overall, we considered the expo was a success in promoting our beautiful shire as a desirable place to live, work and invest,” Mr McAlister said.

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