Success stories

There is a thriving business community in the Murray River Council area. Every day we see great examples of businesses working together supporting each other and achieving remarkable outcomes.

Here are a few examples of the expertise, experience and success of some of our local businesses:

Bundarra Berkshires named Champion Australian Organic Product

Australia’s best and brightest producers were recognised at the 2017 Australian Food Awards in September. The AFA presents producers, large and small, with the chance to benchmark their products and establish their credentials in the Australian premium food industry. Local Business, Bundarra Birkshires took out the award for Champion Australian Organic Product for their free-range pork rack. Congratulations Lauren Mathers and team!

You can find out more about Bundarra’s happy pigs at bundarraberkshires.com.au

The Campaspe Murray Business Awards

The Campaspe Murray Business Excellence Awards are one of our region’s most celebrated and highly anticipated business events. Running for over 20 years, the Awards honour local business achievement, showcase our finest companies in the area and celebrate the people that make them great.

In the 2017 Awards, the following businesses, operating in the Murray River Council area, won awards:

WINNER BEST HOME-BASED BUSINESS The Garden Planners

The Garden Planners is a family owned and operated landscape design consultancy that has been designing practical and affordable landscapes right across Australia for more than a decade. Their state-of-the art computer-aided design software, guarantees easy use for DIY or for obtaining quotations from selected trades.

WINNER EXCELLENCE IN HOSPITALITY Cadell on The Murray Motel Resort

A long-term passion for the tourism industry in Echuca-Moama, combined with a dedicated vision, inspired Ben and Michelle Hearn to develop and grow Cadell on the Murray. The result is a unique, absolute riverfront, 4-star accommodation and conferencing venue.

WINNER EXCELLENCE IN MANUFACTURING Pacdon Park

At Pacdon Park, Jim Arrowsmith and Pete Tonge use the finest local Australian ingredients, free range pork and tried and tested traditional recipes to produce magnificent British foods. These include their flagship pork pie, award-winning haggis and black pudding and traditionally cured preservative and nitrate free bacon. Pacdon Park proudly produce all goods in Moama and sell directly through the factory-shop and also the new Pork Pie and Produce Store in the heart of Echuca’s Port precinct.