Ad­vi­sory groups ap­pointed

Whitsunday Times - - WHITSUNDAY BUSINESS -

WHIT­SUN­DAYS Mar­ket­ing and De­vel­op­ment Ltd (WMDL) has an­nounced the ap­point­ments for its tourism and eco­nomic de­vel­op­ment strate­gic ad­vi­sory groups for 2013-14.

The po­si­tions were de­cided upon at the or­gan­i­sa­tion’s re­cent AGM.

Al Grundy (Ex­plore Whit­sun­days), Jeff Aquilina (At Ho­tel Group), Rob Turner (Shute Har­bour Café), Paul Darouzett (Abell Point Ma­rina), Emma Water­man (Break Free Long Is­land Re­sort & Club Croc), Dar­ren Cross­ley (Whit­sun­day Tran­sit), An­nie Judd (Char­ter Yachts Aus­tralia), Jan Clax­ton (Ocean Raft­ing), were ap­pointed to the tourism ad­vi­sory group.

Stephen Dar­wen (Bowen Collinsville En­ter­prise), David Ne­baur (Q Coal), Lyn Greg­son (Ade­lyn Re­tail), Racheal Kl­itscher (Tourism Events Queens­land), Don McDer­mid (Proser­pine State High School), An­drew Auld, Matthew Ma­gin (NQBP) and mayor Jen­nifer Whit­ney, Cr Kevin Collins and CEO Scott Waters (Whit­sun­day Re­gional Coun­cil), were ap­pointed to the eco­nomic ad­vi­sory group.

WMDL CEO Da­nial Rochford said with eight nom­i­na­tions for th­ese eight po­si­tions no elec­tion was re­quired.

“In ad­di­tion we have two ap­pointed rep­re­sen­ta­tives – Cr Jan Clif­ford rep­re­sent­ing Whit­sun­day Re­gional Coun­cil and Mr Paul McLaugh­lin, Chair­per­son of Tourism Bowen,” he said.

Mr Rochford ac­knowl­edged all out­go­ing and in­com­ing strate­gic ad­vi­sory group mem­bers as well as the board and staff of WMDL.

He said this fi­nan­cial year would see WMDL con­tinue to in­crease its mar­ket­ing of the Whit­sun­day re­gion as well work­ing on a range of projects and ini­tia­tives de­signed to stim­u­late growth.

Mr Rochford also said the AGM was a great op­por­tu­nity for the or­gan­i­sa­tion to high­light many of its key out­comes over the past year, which in­cluded the di­rect fa­cil­i­ta­tion of $650,000 in gov­ern­ment fund­ing and al­most $4mil­lion in pos­i­tive me­dia for the re­gion.

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