The Burdekin region will be on show to Townsville visitors on May 30 as part of the Townsville Enterprise Limited Regional Open Days program.
Burdekin Shire Council’s Community Development Manager Tony Vaccaro said Burdekin businesses were encouraged to hold street stalls, use mascots and extend trading hours to cater for the visitors.
“This is a great opportunity to show Townsville residents just what we have here in the Burdekin,” he said.
“Some Townsville people have already discovered our fashion outlets and sampled the delicious tastes of our region, but this event will allow our retailers a chance to entice them to visit here more often.
“We had some great feedback from our first Open Day last year and we plan to make this year’s event bigger and better.”
Mr Vaccaro said this year’s Burdekin Open Day would be held on May 30, 2015.
“There will be up to 50 people coming in on a bus and there may be additional visitors who may want to self-drive,” he said.
“The itinerary has the visitors spending the morning in the Ayr CBD, and travelling to the Home Hill CBD in the afternoon so we are encouraging Home Hill businesses to remain open until 2pm.
“They also will attend the Australian Hand Cane Cutting Championships being held at the old Home Hill Showgrounds.
“To encourage businesses to hold a street stall Council has waived the footpath permit fees for this day only, but health and safety regulations still apply.”
Anyone wanting to participate in this event should contact Council’s Community Development team on 4783 9832.