Riverina Murray – A great place to do business

The Defence Riverina Murray Alliance (DMRA) is a regional network of government, partner organisations and industry operating throughout the Riverina Murray regions of NSW. The Alliance promotes the defence industry capabilities of the Riverina Murray to attract business, investment and jobs. The Alliance also supports businesses in the Riverina Murray looking to enter or grow their presence in the defence sector both on and off shore.

Why Riverina Murray

Think lower operating costs. Think easy access to national and international markets by road, rail or air. Think highly skilled and educated employees. Think about joining other successful innovators - and you will understand why Riverina Murray is primed to grow your business.

Doing Business in Riverina Murray

We have the opportunity to capitalise on our region’s strong manufacturing base, globally competitive professional and knowledge sector, and world-class innovative technology to become a fundamental input to capability for the defence sector. There are many advantages to doing business in Riverina Murray – we are:


Strategic location between Sydney, Melbourne and Adelaide.
The Riverina Murray is one of the most significant locations for freight and logistics in Australia, with major intermodals and corridors servicing the eastern seaboard of Australia. The region is acknowledged for its role as a major freight and transport distribution hub. The delivery of essential infrastructure is generating more efficient and higher capacity freight routes, better access to air and sea ports, competitive freight costs, and higher regional productivity.


Extensive business support services.
Businesses in the Riverina Murray are supported by a broad range of support services including legal, financial, accounting, human resources, market research, information technology, innovation, entrepreneurial and other professional services.


Competitive business costs.
Attractive industrial and commercial land prices means the Riverina Murray is a highly-competitive place to do business with consistently lower land and building prices compared to the capital cities.


Skilled and stable workforce.
The Riverina Murray offers access to a stable, cost-efficient and productive workforce with major businesses in the region reporting lower salary and wage overheads than their capital city counterparts. These companies also report greater operational efficiencies in terms of lower staff turnover, higher staff reliability and fewer industrial disputes.


Progressive regional cities
The region’s cities – Albury, Griffith and Wagga Wagga – will accommodate the highest rates of growth over the next 20 years. Investment in major services facilities and industrial activity will distribute the benefits of growth across all centres in the region.


Attractive and affordable lifestyle.
The region is characterised by a network of centres comprising vibrant communities making the most of successful places, abundant arts, dining, entertainment and recreational opportunities. Communities enjoy a high standard of living with housing choice for all sections of the community. These are well-connected communities as a result of improved public and community transport and reliable telecommunications systems.