Tony Sharley

Owner, Murray River Walk

Tony Sharley is Managing Director of Murray River Trails which he started in 2016 to help diversify the Riverland economy after the devastating Millennium Drought. Eco-tourism offered the opportunity to build a more resilient local economy without extracting more water from the river.

An environmental scientist, Tony’s career has included working on rivers in the Australian Capital Territory, Kakadu National Park, and the Murray-Darling Basin. He served on the original MDB Community Advisory Committee and has held Board positions on the Nature Foundation of SA, the South Australian RAA, Country Arts SA, Regional Development Australia, and Ecotourism Australia.