Burdekin Shire Council, in conjunction with Ayr and Home Hill Chambers of Commerce and The Burdekin Advocate, is urging residents to spend locally this Christmas as it rolls out the Buy Local First campaign.
Council’s Community Development Manager Tony Vaccaro said he hoped the campaign would help highlight the variety of goods and services available in the Burdekin and remind residents to buy local.
“The Burdekin is renowned for its specialty stores, boutique shopping experience and friendly customer service,” he said.
“The Buy Local First campaign is a fantastic opportunity for our local businesses to remind locals why visitors make such an effort to visit our shire and enjoy our shopping amenities.
“Members of the Burdekin Shire Youth Council are busy delivering promotional posters and selling Buy Local First pin badges to businesses in the Ayr and Home Hill CBDs this week.
“Council’s LED signs have also been positioned around the community to spread the word.
“We want to make sure the message is heard loud and clear and encourage all residents to buy local first so that we can shift spending back to the Burdekin and create a more sustainable and liveable community.”
Promotional posters and pin badges are available from Council’s Customer Service Centre as well as the Burdekin Library Ayr and Home Hill branches.