Bet­ter fa­cil­i­ties needed for Lo­gies

Whitsunday Times - - NEWS -

THE key to at­tract­ing big events to the Whit­sun­days lies in boost­ing pri­vate sec­tor con­fi­dence.

That’s the opin­ion of LNP Shadow Min­ster for Tourism Sport and Rac­ing Jon Krause, who spoke on Tues­day dur­ing his visit to the Whit­sun­days af­ter the Gold Coast se­cured the Lo­gies de­spite lob­by­ing from Whitsunday MP Ja­son Costi­gan to “bring the Lo­gies to par­adise”.

“We should be look­ing at bring­ing events like that into the Whit­sun­days,” Mr Krause said.

“But the things we need for those big events is good fa­cil­i­ties and to get good fa­cil­i­ties you need an in­vest­ment sce­nario where pri­vate sec­tor busi­nesses are will­ing to in­vest.”

Mr Krause claimed the Palaszczuk La­bor gov­ern­ment wasn’t set­ting the “world on fire” on the is­sue.

“When you have a gov­ern­ment pulling the rug out from un­der the pri­vate sec­tor it wor­ries in­vestors.”

Mr Costi­gan and Mr Krause vis­ited both Cham­bers of Com­merce and met with the “grass­roots” of the tourism in­dus­try.

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