Wentworth Mayor Susan Nichols says her Council is looking forward to hosting the Murray Darling Association’s 77th National Conference and AGM.

Representatives from more than 100 councils across the Basin will meet at the junction of the Murray and the Darling Rivers in May to discuss the importance of connectivity to the future health and prosperity of all Murray-Darling Basin communities.

“We look forward to hosting our esteemed colleagues from our fellow Basin councils,” the Mayor said.

“The Wentworth Shire encompasses a vibrant region and I’m sure our visitors will enjoy their stay and a chance to take in all we have to offer.”

Councillor Nichols said the visitors would provide a major boost for the Wentworth region.

“Naturally these representatives will be spending money at our shops, enjoying meals at our restaurants, and staying in our motels and caravan parks while they are here,” she said.

“All of this provides a great economic benefit to the businesses in Wentworth and the wider region.”

The conference theme is ‘Connectivity: Connecting Councils and Catchments’ and conference will be staged from May 16 to 19 in Wentworth. Conference presenters will include experts from industry, government and community organisations all playing a critical role in shaping the future of Australia.

“The 77th National Conference and AGM offers delegates the opportunity to be part of the solution – to join the conversation, inform future policy and engage with the innovators, scientists, educators and leaders of our time,” the Mayor concluded.