Better facilities needed for Logies
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.