Home deliveries start into the Upper Brisbane Valley
TODAY marks the start of the next phase of the Gatton, Lockyer and Brisbane Valley Star’s growth, as it goes “over the fence” in the upper Brisbane Valley.
Star manager Bruce Horrocks said the day was an important one for the newspaper as it moved into the next phase of its evolution.
“We have worked very hard to achieve this goal and deliver the strong brand of quality journalism and community news-gathering the Star is renowned for,” Mr Horrocks said.
“We have received many requests from residents of the Upper Brisbane Valley asking when we would be bringing our brand of quality newspapers to them, and now we can officially say, ‘We are here’.”
With home deliveries now a regular part of the Star’s service, editor GaryWorrall said the community would be an integral part of the Star’s focus each week.
“Already we have provided professional coverage of the Somerset Regional Council elections, provided our support to the community campaign to fight the closure of the Toogoolawah ANZ bank branch, and that is just the beginning,” MrWorrall said.
“With show season just starting to ramp up, we will be there for each event, keeping the whole of the Lockyer and Brisbane valleys up to date with all the news they want – something no other newspaper can claim to achieve.”
Recognising the strong rural community within the Upper Brisbane Valley, Mr Horrocks said the Star would provide those residents with the information they were after.
“We know many people want the results of the cattle and produce auctions each week, and we are proud to bring them to the community, and now, for the Upper Brisbane Valley, we are bringing that information to their letterboxes every Wednesday morning, free of charge,” he said.
While rural news is one of the strengths of the Star, Mr Worrall said the other editorial sections would be providing the same quality reporting.
“Whether it is bringing the latest news, supporting the community or our specialist areas such as real estate and motoring, there will be something for everyone in their home-delivered Star,” he said.
We have worked very hard to achieve this goal. — Bruce Horrocks
NEW DELIVERIES: Graeme Lehmann, Somerset Regional Council Mayor, celebrates the Gatton, Lockyer and Brisbane Valley Star’s home delivery in the Brisbane Valley.
The Somerset region is famous as a destination for watersports.