Push to draw investment and visitors to the Burdekin

The Burdekin Shire Council will spend more than $70,000 promoting the Burdekin region in the 2013/14 financial year.

Mayor Bill Lowis said promoting the shire was essential to getting new investment and visitors to the region.

“The word is spreading among visitors about the natural bounty available in the Burdekin, but Council is also promoting the Shire to potential investors,” he said.

“It is important that the Council continues to look to a sustainable future which can only be enhanced by getting industries to base their business here and getting the word out across the nation about what our region has to offer.”

Some of the highlights of the Economic and Community Development budget:

    • $18,500 to upgrade highway promotional signage including repainting of electricity transformer boxes in Queen Street.
    • $1500 for the Tourism Volunteers Conference which is being held in the Burdekin in March 2014.
    • $5000 for promotion and advertising.
    • $5000 for the Burdekin Tourism Association.
    • $5000 to participate in tourism/defence expos in Townsville to promote the Burdekin.
    • $31,000 in events funding including $13,000 in in-kind support.
    • $5000 for agribusiness/manufacturing workshops/forums.

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