Mareeba racing ahead in economic snapshot
NEW developments and further investment in Mareeba have set the local economy up to race ahead in the future.
Businesses and the progressive chamber of commerce are in the limelight in the final instalment of My Mareeba Shire.
Developments, including Springmount Raceway and the thriving transport hub at Mareeba’s Industrial Park, have been featured in the Mareeba Chamber of Commerce 2016/2017 Economic Snapshot.
Released during the chamber’s annual general meeting on Monday, the economic snapshot shows how the town’s economy is built on a diverse range of industries that are set to grow even more.
President Joe Moro said the publication emphasised the wonderful things happening in Mareeba Shire.
“It shows all the things that are happening in the area and all the developments and it demonstrates that Mareeba is racing ahead,” he said.
“It has statistics, the wind farm and covers the growth that is happening in the housing sector.”
Of the new developments, Mr Moro highlighted the Mareeba’s growing transport hub as being particularly significant for the economy.
“It’s something that a lot of people have talked about over the years,” he said.
“Lindsay and Blenners, between the two of them they have invested in the range of more than $12 million dollars. Visy has invested a very large amount of money as well by expanding their operations.
“They are all creating jobs, which is important, and it’s great to see.”
“I’m very excited about what is happening there.”
To pick up a free copy of the Mareeba Chamber of Commerce’s 2016/2017 Economic Snapshot, visit the Mareeba Heritage Centre. To comment on this story: editorial@tablelandnewspapers. com.au facebook.com/tablelandsadvertiser
VISION FOR FUTURE
The Mareeba Chamber of Commerce is focused on progression, outcomes and driving economic development. Its members range from small businesses, tourism, sporting clubs, rural businesses, industrial, government and individuals. The chamber’s vision is to focus on business marketing strategies in the district to the community and other regions, operate a successful business while ensuring their balance in the community is evident and to become a catalyst among chambers.
The Mareeba Chamber of Commerce held its annual general meeting on Monday and released its 2016-2017 Economic Snapshot. Operations manager Janet Greenwood, member Serena Shakes, secretary Natasha Srhoj, treasurer Maria Nastasi, president Joe Moro and Sam Musumeci.