Call for joint effort
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.