Scott de Bruin Managing Partner of Mayurra
Mayor of Wattle Range Council Peter Gandolfi
by S Lowe for 5THE FM & WRN
The Regional Australia Institute has awarded top ranking to Wattle Range Council Region for best use of natural resources. Mayor Gandolfi tweeted to the world this morning and a short time later spoke to 5 THE FM’S newsonline – WattleRangeNow, about the national award.
The Regional Australia Institute collected information from 560 councils through -out regional Australia.
There are 10 categories:-.
• Infrastructure and Essential Services
• Economical Fundamentals
• Human Capital
• Technological Readiness
• Labour Market Efficiency
• Business Sophistication
• Market Size
• Natural Resources
Wattle Range showed the best use of primary production in a council area and this national award, ‘ is of great value,’ said Mr Gandolfi.
“We have premium food and wine in this region and this award will bring the focus of the nation and the world onto Wattle Range. It is valuable in terms of tourism and future investment. The natural resource category also included mineral resources, timber, fishing and coastal and Wattle Range was ranked No.1 on Net Primary Productivity.”
Scott de Bruin, Managing partner of Mayurra, famous for their Wagyu Beef, reflected the Mayor’s pride in the region saying, “This is great recognition for the Limestone Coast and Wattle Range, it is a highly productive area.”
Mr deBruin went on to say, we can take our own area for granted but when International people come here, they can’t believe what we have.
I asked Mr De Bruin if it was true that recently, guests to Mayurra, had come from Hong Kong to taste the Waygu Beef. He said that it was. A couple flew to Adelaide from Hong Kong, drove to Mayurra, enjoyed their Waygu Beef and drove back to Adelaide that night.
“It was a huge compliment,” said Mr De Bruin, “it’s a big drive to do that.”
“This ranking system covers the whole of Australia and Wattle Range ranked number one as the nation’s greatest primary productivity region; it is tangible credibility, “ said the Mayor, “it just reinforces what we already knew and now everyone else will know it.”