LOCAL JOBS FOCUS AS MPs LAUNCH TOURISM SURVEY

09/04/2014

 

Local residents are being asked to vote on the best of the best local tourism features in a survey launched today by local MPs.

 

The survey is the first step in a process designed to promote the North Pine Region (Pine Rivers and Kallangur State Electorates) to the South East Queensland drive tourism market.

 

“Our region is a goldmine of tourism and recreation opportunities and we need to spread that message to potential tourists,” Mr Seath Holswich said.

 

“The survey lists around 80 tourism and recreation attractions locally – grouped into natural attractions, cultural/historical, businesses/destinations and events, and I’m sure there are plenty more than we should also recognise.”

 

“Increasing tourism numbers to our region will mean stronger local businesses and more local jobs, which will benefit all local residents.”

 

“Our region (Moreton Bay – South) already had the lowest unemployment rate of any region in Queensland in February 2014 (3.1%), but we need to do more to build an even stronger local economy.”

 

“Our government made a commitment to reduce unemployment to 4% within six years, and our region is playing an important part in seeing that goal achieved.”

 

Mr Trevor Ruthenberg, State Member for Kallangur, encouraged all locals to have their say.

 

“The end result of the survey will be a top ten list of attractions in our region, which we will promote relentlessly throughout South East Queensland and beyond.”

 

“Tourism is one of the four key pillars of Queensland’s economy, and this survey is just another step in building a stronger tourism industry in our region.”

 

All surveys completed will go into the draw for prizes – a two night accommodation package at the award winning Ocean View Estate Winery as well as dinner and wine packages from Norths Leagues and Services Club, Kallangur.

 

The survey is open until Friday 20th June. Paper copies can be collected from either the Pine Rivers or Kallangur Electorate Offices or the survey can be completed online at www.surveymonkey.com/s/northpinetourism