Call for joint ef­fort

Central and North Burnett Times - - NEWS -

TEAM­WORK is the lat­est strat­egy in the push by North Bur­nett Re­gional Coun­cil to boost lo­cal tourism.

Rather than hav­ing in­di­vid­ual towns com­pet­ing against each other, coun­cil­lor Kevin Wendt wants a com­mit­tee with rep­re­sen­ta­tives from ev­ery com­mu­nity formed to help get the whole re­gion ex­cited about up­com­ing func­tions.

“We still tend to work in iso­la­tion when we talk about events in each of our six towns, but if we had peo­ple from all over the area work­ing on them that might help spark in­ter­est all across the re­gion,” he said.

“We want to get peo­ple from Monto trav­el­ling to Gayn­dah for the Orange fes­ti­val, for ex­am­ple, and peo­ple from Biggen­den putting the Mt Perry dump truck pull on their cal­en­dars.”

He said the com­mit­tee would also help en­sure no ma­jor events clashed and could boost the econ­omy by har­ness­ing the trav­el­ling tourism mar­ket.

“In­stead of just try­ing to get car­a­van­ers to stop at one of our towns, we should try and get them to stay in the North Bur­nett as long as pos­si­ble, we need a trig­ger to get them to stop mul­ti­ple times,” CrWendt said.

A com­puter set to be in­stalled in Eidsvold’s RM Wil­liams Cen­tre could aid this ef­fort. The gad­get will high­light tourism hotspots all over the North Bur­nett.

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