BULLOO BOOSTS REGION
BULLOO Shire Council has partnered with the South West Red Group to continue to develop tourism in the region.
The partnership with South West Red Group aims to progress local tourism development priorities and assist businesses and communities in the shire to make the most of regional tourism opportunities.
As part of the partnership and council’s commitment to developing the region’s tourism, council staff attended the Progressing Tourism in the Bulloo Shire public meeting last week.
The meeting was facilitated by representatives from the University of Southern Queensland, Jim Cavaye, Professor and Program Director of Regional Community Development and Dr Jane Summers, Associate Professor of Marketing for School of Management and Enterprise.
Councillor Alison Petty said there were some great tourism ideas discussed.
She said the formation of a Progress Association for the Bulloo Shire would develop new ideas and gain momentum for the shire’s future.
“With the amount of energy, enthusiasm, support and ideas that were put forward during this discussion, our future looks bright,” Cr Petty said.
In addition to the public meeting, council representatives, Professor Cavaye and Dr Summers also had the opportunity to travel around the shire to meet and talk tourism with local tourism operators.
Their discussions focused on the involvement of their businesses in the region’s tourism, the obstacles they face, and the future of tourism in Bulloo Shire.
They met with Sarah and Neil from the Noccundra Hotel, who’ve experienced a significant increase in Tag-Along Flight Tours and private flight groups as well as Outback Beds – NSW Accommodation Groups and Rouseabout RV Tours.
Sarah and Neil also mentioned they get heavy traffic at the hotel thanks to the Birdsville Races, Big Red Bash and Louth Races.
The group also met with Janet from Thargomindah Post Office and Janelle from Explorers Caravan Park, who had some fantastic ideas for tourism in Bulloo Shire.
Cr Petty said both Janet and Janelle would like to see bus tours, a regular weekly program of events for local hospitality businesses, daily town tours and artesian baths.
SCENIC SITE: The Bulloo River, one of the many great rivers that flows through south west Queensland. Inset: The Bulloo River Walk is one of the activities you can enjoy while visiting south-west Queensland.