Qld 2020 events
THE Queensland Government has launched its 2020 events calendar, worth an estimated $880m to the state’s economy.
Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said the events space had been a significant driver of the tourism industry in the state.
“We invest in major events because they grow our tourism industry and create jobs here in Queensland,” she said.
“My government has more than doubled the value of Qld’s events calendar since 2015 - that’s an extra half-a-billion-dollars generated...over five years,” Palaszczuk added.
The “It’s Live! In Queensland” calendar includes the Cairns Indigenous Art Fair, the Birdsville Big Red Bash and the WATPAC Townsville 400.