September 1, 2020

Murrindindi Shire Council is set to become the seventh LGA to take a seat at the board table of Tourism North East.

The Council joins Alpine, Indigo, Mansfield and Towong Shires, Benalla City, Rural City of Wangaratta, and the Alpine Resorts of Falls Creek, Mt Hotham and Mt Buller on the TNE board which represents the tourism industry of Victoria’s High Country.

TNE Chair, Ross Passalaqua, said Murrindindi Shire, which borders the Shire of Mansfield and includes the towns of Marysville, Alexandra, Yea and Kinglake Ranges, was a logical fit for inclusion within the High Country’s boundaries and its tourism purview.

“There is strong strategic alignment and synergies which will be mutually beneficial”, he said.  “Like the High Country, Murrindindi boasts fantastic natural assets including Lake Eildon, the alpine resort of Lake Mountain and the Great Victorian Rail Trail, a portion of which already sits within the High Country’s jurisdiction.”

Mr Passalaqua said the Board and team of TNE very much looked forward to a fruitful partnership with Murrindindi and to working with its many tourism business operators.

Murrindindi Shire Council Mayor, Leigh Dunscombe described the move as “a fantastic opportunity for Murrindindi Shire to join a well-established and recognised Regional Tourism Board.”