LGAQ President Cr Mark Jamieson visited Roma last year to launch the Maranoa events prospectus, along with announcing that the 2019 Bush Councils Convention will be in the Maranoa.
Cr Cameron O'Neil, Portfolio Chair for Events and LGAQ Policy Executive for the South West said he is thrilled that our community is hosting this signature conference for the rural, remote and regional Queensland Councils.
"It's an opportunity to showcase what we do locally to overcome the challenges and embrace the opportunities that come with managing a regional council," Cr O'Neil said.
'Rural Renaissance - Turning adversity to advantage' is the theme of the conference and will see speakers discuss developing local opportunities to grow our communities, how tourism and regional migration can truly benefit the sustainability of our regions, through to a key note address from newly appointed Federal Minister for Regional Services, Decentralisation and Local Government the Hon Mark Coulton MP on how the government can support growth in regional communities.
"Hosting this conference will stimulate the local economy with delegates staying for at least two nights in our hotels, eating at our cafes, pubs and restaurants and with ample time to visit the CBD, allowing for a bit of retail therapy," said Cr O'Neil.
"This type of event is one of many that Council aims to attract to the Maranoa to drive opportunities for stimulating our local businesses and economy."