Economic development focus

Cobar hosted a Regional Development Australia (RDA) meeting in Cobar on Monday, with representatives from various towns around the Orana region in attendance. RDA is part of a national initiative to lead the economic development across the Orana region. The team meet every second month, with most meetings taking place in Dubbo. The meeting was held in Cobar this week due to many projects and ideas currently taking shape here. Pictured above is Tracey McIntyre (Narromine); Cr Janine Lee Barrett; Brad Cam (Mid Western); guest speaker Scott Ramsay (Aurelia mines, Cobar); Belinda Colless (Brewarrina); John Walkom (Chair, Dubbo); Cr Peter Yench; Ian Stanford (Geurie); Anne Marie Furney (Dubbo); Louise Johnson (Coonabarabran); and Cobar Shire Council general manager Peter Vlatko.