Central and North Burnett Times - - LIFE -

A GROUP of en­thu­si­as­tic tourism minded Biggen­den res­i­dents met last week at the me­mo­rial hall to dis­cuss an up­com­ing project.

They were joined by North Bur­nett Re­gional Coun­cil­lor Rob­bie Radel, RM Wil­liams Bush Learn­ing Cen­tre’s De­nese Temu and NBRC Com­mu­nity De­vel­op­ment of­fi­cer Melinda Jones for an en­joy­able gath­er­ing of in­for­ma­tion.

The North Bur­nett Re­gional Coun­cil ac­knowl­edges vol­un­teer sup­port and is en­cour­ag­ing in­put in ways to im­prove tourism across the re­gion.

Some of the items dis­cussed in­cluded “Ask Me, I am a Lo­cal”. Badges will be sup­plied by the NBRC for front-line vol­un­teers to wear and be recog­nised by both lo­cals and vis­it­ing tourists to Biggen­den.

Front-line vol­un­teers will be able to an­swer ques­tions about tourism in the area and send trav­ellers to tourist in­for­ma­tion cen­tres. Here they can ob­tain brochures, maps and make their vis­its a friendly ex­pe­ri­ence.

Front-line vol­un­teers were asked if they would com­pile lists of his­toric or sites of in­ter­est in the Biggen­den re­gion not iden­ti­fied by sig­nage.

Com­mu­nity mem­bers can take part by leav­ing any in­for­ma­tion at The Den Com­mu­nity Craft Shop op­po­site Beiers Park.

Re­gional Tourism Fam­ily Tours will pro­vide a great ben­e­fit to the lo­cal Front-line Vol­un­teers by help­ing them to be­come more fa­mil­iar with the his­tory and at­trac­tions sur­round­ing Biggen­den and also learn­ing what other towns in the beau­ti­ful North Bur­nett Shire proudly of­fer.

Biggen­den will be the first of the Fam­ily Tours and vol­un­teers are ex­cited to be part of this event to get un­der way in Jan­uary.

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