Shadow Minister takes hands-on approach towards local tourism industry

21 Jan 2016 1:38 PMJann Stuckey

Shadow Minister for Tourism, Major Events, Sport and Racing Jann Stuckey this week paid her second visit to Toowoomba in a matter of months to consult with the Member for Toowoomba North and local Councillors on our local tourism industry.

Trevor Watts and local Councillors’ Geoff McDonald and Nancy Sommerfield met with Ms Stuckey at the Toowoomba Railway Station to discuss Toowoomba’s enormous tourism potential.

Mr Watts stated “this meeting was a great opportunity to openly discuss tourism opportunities, concerns and the future untapped tourism markets available within this region.

Toowoomba needs to continue to be competitive in their attempts to attract inward capital investment.  The tourism industry within this region has enormous growth potential and this growth will significantly increase employment opportunities as a result of tourism investment.

“I would like to thank Ms Stuckey for her confidence and support of this region’s tourism industry and for taking a hands-on approach to reinvigorate tourism investment and unleash Toowoomba’s true potential.

‘It’s great to be here in Toowoomba again and to meet with your local MP Trevor Watts, who is such a strong champion for the region, together with local councillors Geoff McDonald and Nancy Sommerfield.

“The pride these three have in their region, its offerings and its people is exceptional, and makes me want to come back again and again” said Ms Stuckey

“Each visit to this picturesque region I sample yet another high quality tourism product and the authenticity and heritage of the Toowoomba Railway Station is to be commended as is the friendly service.

“Cr McDonald and fellow councillors are busy preparing their new tourism strategy which will build upon the work done in recent years by the LNP to develop long-term plans for this important industry.

“The future is looking brighter with the new Wellcamp airport opening up the skies to this region making it attractive to major events and festivals which bring tourists to the city and surrounds.

“Despite all this great work Labor ministers have yet to show any interest in this wonderful region.

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