Wagga Council is searching for a new director to attract new businesses to the city and the Bomen industrial park.
Following a management restructure approved in December, the council has created a new role for a 'regional activation director', with job vacancy advertisements posted this month.
General manager Peter Thompson told The Daily Advertiser that the council was looking for someone to foster new industries and startups and open up markets for the city's exports.
"It's a great opportunity for someone to move into an area that's about to go gangbusters and leave a real legacy behind," he said.
Mr Thompson said Wagga was in the process of gaining advantages it "has never seen before" including the special activation precinct at Bomen.
"It will be a great role; I'm almost tempted to do it myself," he said.
Bomen will be the second 'special activation precinct' to be declared by the NSW Government to allow faster development applications for industrial-scale businesses.
Teys Australia, which already has a meat processing plant at Bomen, has welcomed the "removal of red tape" to "allow development and progress".
Mr Thompson said part of the role would involve making sure the new precinct delivers economic growth and jobs for Wagga.
"What I am trying to achieve with that role is to...promote existing businesses in Wagga, to support them to expand and to attract new businesses from Australia or even internationally," he said.
"It's riding on the back of the special activation precinct but it is not just about the Bomen industrial area."
The new role will absorb the previous commercial development director position, which had been vacant for the previous 18 months.
Committee 4 Wagga chair Michael Quirk said the council creating a new director role was a good idea.
"From our perspective, (the special activation precinct) is one of the biggest things to happen in Wagga and it should be given resource support," he said.
Advertisements for the role stated it "will be remunerated attractively" but did not reveal an expected salary.
In 2017/18, Wagga council's average remuneration package for senior executives was more than $203,000.
The council will start interviewing candidates in May.
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