Goondiwindi Regional Council, Queensland, welcomed the announcement that the Murray Darling Basin Authority (MDBA) will move to town.
The new office will create five new jobs for the town.
Mayor Graeme Scheu congratulated the Murray Darling Basin Authority on the decision to establish an office in Goondiwindi, stating that “having a daily connection and relationship with the regional areas that the MDBA impacts can only be a positive outcome for the region’s agriculture sector.”
It is also a major shift to see the decentralisation of government jobs back into regional Queensland.
The Mayor was not surprised that Goondiwindi had been identified as the preferred location following the recent award of Regional Australia at its Best.
The Goondiwindi office will be well placed to deliver the Northern Basin Review.
“As a community, we all benefit from this decision with dollars kept in our local economy, as well as the improved ability to engage with important policy decisions.”