THE region’s joint voice on local government issues is being heard in China.
Liverpool Plains Shire Council (LPSC) mayor and Namoi Unlimited Joint Organisation (JO) chair Andrew Hope has reported that the JO’s International Engagement Project with China tour has got off to a good start, with the first seminar of the trip held in Guang Zhou.
Cr Hope presented information about the Liverpool Plains area and the opportunities it offers, as well as an overview of the Namoi region and its transport logistics.
Other Namoi JO representatives included members from Uralla, Walcha, Tamworth, Gunnedah, Narrabri and Gwydir councils.
Cr Hope told attendees that the Liverpool Plains produces about 40 per cent more than the national average of food per hectare, and is the highest contributor to agriculture in NSW.
Additionally, roughly 37 per cent cent of the nation’s cereal crops are grown in the area.
According to Cr Hope, the JO, through the China Engagement Project, is determined to gain the best outcomes for its communities and businesses to improve and strengthen economic circumstances and job prospects into the future.