Burdekin on show for regional Open Day

The Burdekin region will be on show this Saturday when Townsville Enterprise Limited brings a bus load of Townsville visitors down as part of the Burdekin Open Day.

Burdekin Shire Council Economic and Community Development Manager Tony Vaccaro said the Open Day was the region’s chance to showcase what it had to offer visitors.

“The TEL visitors will spend the morning in the Ayr CBD shopping and having lunch, before heading across our iconic Burdekin River Bridge to Home Hill,” he said.

“I would like to thank our local businesses for supporting this event through offering discounts to visitors and adding to the street appeal by having sidewalk displays.

“There will be a real party atmosphere with a jumping castle, face painting and business mascots in Queen Street.”

Mr Vaccaro said Council also had promoted the Regional Open Day at the recent Defence Expo and Tourism Expo in Townsville.

“We had a lot of interest in the shire and distributed discount vouchers to entice people to the Burdekin,” he said.

Mr Vaccaro said Queensland Police also would have their mobile police facility set up in the Woolworths car park.

“Clancy the Koala will be there and the police are also offering to do engraving for residents,” he said.

“Residents can bring down items of value, like cameras, bikes etc, which they would like to have engraved for security purposes.”

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