The Riverina region is a huge region of over 80,000 square kilometres with a strong agricultural base situated from the foothills of the Snowy Mountains then north west through the Murrumbidgee River catchment area to the flat dry inland plains and is home to almost 170,000 people as at 2018.
The region comprises the regional cities of Wagga Wagga and Griffith and many towns and villages spread across the local government areas of West Wyalong, Carrathool, Coolamon, Gundagai, Hay, Junee, Leeton, Lockhart, Murrumbidgee, Narrandera, Snowy Valleys and Temora.
Over one quarter of all the fruit and vegetable production of New South Wales is grown in the irrigation areas of Murrumbidgee and Colleambally. It is also one of Australia’s largest exporters of bulk wines.
The area provides huge diversity in the food grown which had enhanced the attractiveness of the region. There are a wealth of people with a proactive and entrepreneurial approach to business and life which has made the region a sought after place to live and work.
There are untold educational opportunities which include being home to Charles Sturt University, TAFE Riverina, an Air Force base and an army base.