Maranoa on show at Regional Queensland Showcase

Maranoa Regional Council was one of 10 local governments in the South-West Queensland/Darling Downs region who attended the event to share what the region has to offer with businesses and prospective employees.

Mayor Robert Loughnan said it was a fantastic opportunity to present the region and demonstrate its unique qualities.

"Attending trade shows and liveability expos such as the Regional Queensland Showcase, is an important component of Council’s business and people attraction strategy," Cr Loughnan said.

"During the showcase, I was a member of a ‘liveability panel’ which discussed what it is like living in rural and regional areas of Queensland - it was a fantastic occasion to promote our region as a great place to live, work and bring up a family!"

Councillor Cameron O’Neil, Portfolio Chair for Economic Development remains dedicated to the future economic growth of the region.

"By implementing strategies and attending events, we are ensuring a proactive approach is taken in assisting businesses, individuals and the tourism industry in the Maranoa," Cr O’Neil said.

"Along with Mayor Stuart Mackenzie from the Quilpie Shire Council, it was a pleasure to present on behalf of the South West Regional Economic Development (SWRED) Association promoting the diversity, opportunities in agriculture, resources and tourism, just to name a few, that is present in the south west region,"

"It was also exciting to see Councillors and staff talking to many prospective businesses and employees looking to relocate to the region – we have a fantastic future ahead of us!"