Region on show at lifestyle expo in Brisbane this week
THE Fraser Coast will be on show to tens of thousands of people at the Regional Queensland Lifestyle Expo at Brisbane's King George Square on Tuesday and Wedensday, July 16-17.
Mayor Gerard O'Connell and councillor Stuart Taylor will join Fraser Coast Tourism Ambassador Chris Latham at the two-day expo promoting the fantastic opportunities available on the Fraser Coast.
"The whole concept of the Regional Queensland Lifestyle Expo is to bring the country assets to the city," he said.
"It's to show the residents of south-east Queensland the tourist attractions and lifestyle available in regional areas and the Fraser Coast has some of the best anywhere in the world.
"We have a council stall set up with information on career and investment opportunities, housing and lifestyle, education and health options and of course our unique natural environment.
"It's also a chance to speak first-hand about the exciting developments and projects that are underway and show a whole new audience that the Fraser Coast is moving forward in a big way."
Councillor for tourism and regional marketing Stuart Taylor said My Fraser Passes will be distributed to thousands of guests over the two days.
"My Fraser Passes offer an array of discounts and services specifically targeting larger groups, not only encouraging them to visit the Fraser Coast but offering incentives to extend their stay and even relocate to the region," he said.
"The Fraser Coast is one of the best-kept secrets in Queensland, if not Australia, and we want to spread the word."
Premier Campbell Newman said every region had its own distinct character and every town had something unique to offer the traveller who decided to pull up for a while, or for good.
"As Queensland's Premier I am committed to supporting our regions while growing the four pillars of our economy - tourism, agriculture, resources and construction," he said.
"Regional Queensland plays a lead role in all four pillars; it's where skills are high in demand and job opportunities abound.
"It's also where our tourist dollars are most needed."
For more information on the Regional Queensland Lifestyle Expo visit www.tradeshoworganisers.com.au.