NARRABRI Shire Council has introduced a new position to support, inform and provide assistance to small business owners in the area.
The Small Business Liaison Officer will work with council and small business owners, focusing on community and economic growth, sustainability and skill development.
The holder of the new position will also work with federal and state governments to take advantage of development benefits for the region's small businesses, and seek out funding opportunities.
"The major benefit of this new position will be the ability for council to play a consistent and proactive 'on the ground' liaison role directly with small business owners," director of Corporate and Community Services Lindsay Mason said.
He hoped the establishment of the role and future projects would encourage small business investment in the Narrabri Shire.
The new liaison officer will be located in the Corporate and Community Services Directorate, within the Tourism and Community Development section of Narrabri council.
"This is set to further strengthen and complement existing roles within the organisation," director of Corporate and Community Services Lindsay Mason said.
Council are now taking applications for the position, which is one of a number of new roles created following an organisational restructure.
"This new role is one of a number of new roles council has identified to assist in delivering on its strategic objectives and ensuring we have the right people in the right places at the right time," Narrabri council's general manager Stewart Todd said.