A DELEGATION to China could grow with Tamworth Regional Council general manager Paul Bennett seeking approval to join the March tour.
If council green lights the request, it would come at a cost of $5678 for the GM and mayor’s additional activities tacked-on the Namoi Unlimited trip.
The pair would meet with some organisations in China to discuss a range of topics including renewable projects and mining, as well as a sister city visit to Chaoyang.
A report to be considered by Tamworth councillors at Tuesday night’s meeting said the “the majority of other member councils have resolved to send either their general manager or a senior staff member with the delegation to participate in the discussions on investment opportunities”.
The Namoi joint organisation trip will have representatives from six of the region’s councils.
The trip aims shore-up international investment opportunities and engage the “Namoi in major overseas markets”.
“These factors have been identified as a means to influence the growth of the economy of the Namoi region by an estimated $900 million by 2036,” a report to council said.
The Leader sought further comment from Mr Bennett.