Man­durah fi­nal­ist again in top tourism town awards

Southern Telegraph - - Telegraph News - David Sal­vaire

Man­durah has once again been de­clared a fi­nal­ist in this year’s 2017 GWN7 Top Tourism Town Awards in a po­ten­tial boost for the area’s econ­omy.

Placed in the cat­e­gory for towns/ cities with a pop­u­la­tion more than 5000, Man­durah will com­pete against Kal­go­or­lie-Boul­der and Al­bany for the top spot.

The awards are run by Vis­i­tor Cen­tres WA and spon­sored by GWN7 and Van­guard Press, with the win­ner re­ceiv­ing $25,000 in ad­ver­tis­ing on GWN7.

Mayor Ma­rina Ver­gone said she was de­lighted that Man­durah had been recog­nised as one of the best cities in WA for its en­tic­ing at­trac­tions and fa­cil­i­ties.

“When think­ing about what our State has to of­fer in terms of at­trac­tions, I don’t think many peo­ple would give the com­mu­nity they live in a sec­ond thought be­cause they are so fa­mil­iar with the beauty and unique­ness of it,” she said.

“How­ever, Man­durah has such a great va­ri­ety of at­trac­tions, natu- ral as­sets, fa­cil­i­ties and com­mu­nity spirit that re­ally makes us stand out from our com­peti­tor towns and cities.

“The City would be ex­tremely de­lighted to re­ceive the award again this year con­sid­er­ing the amount of growth in our com­mu­nity, but be­ing ac­knowl­edged as a fi­nal­ist is a won­der­ful ac­com­plish­ment in it­self for Man­durah.”

Man­durah will be vis­ited with Al­bany, Kal­go­or­lie-Boul­der and the be­low-5000 fi­nal­ist towns of Kal­barri, Co­cos-Keel­ing Is­lands and Pem­ber­ton, in the com­ing weeks by the judg­ing panel. Win­ners will be an­nounced at the 2017 WA Re­gional Tourism Con­fer­ence Din­ner in Al­bany on Septem­ber 12.

Man­durah has such a great va­ri­ety of at­trac­tions, nat­u­ral as­sets, fa­cil­i­ties and com­mu­nity spirit.

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