Burdekin Shire Council is offering local businesses the chance to join the Defence Welcome and Information Expo next week.
Burdekin Mayor Councillor Lyn McLaughlin said the Expo was an opportunity for local businesses and organisations to be exposed to the troops and families of Townsville-based defence personal including the recently arrived 3rd Battalion Royal Australian Regiment.
The 3rd Battalion RAR has relocated to Townsville’s Lavarack Barracks from Sydney in New South Wales.
The Defence Welcome and Information Expo will be held next Friday, February 10 from 4pm-7pm and Saturday February 11 from 10am -4pm at the Townsville RSL Stadium in Annandale.
“Council is setting up a booth at the Expo to promote the Burdekin and what it has to offer,” Cr McLaughlin said.
“Organisers expect about 1500 or more people attend the Expo over the two days.”