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It’s no secret to residents of the Downs and Surrounds that Toowoomba is a great place to visit for the day, a long weekend or even an extended stay. With plenty of historic sites to explore, fabulous eateries showcasing local produce and, of course, views which are hard to turn away from, Toowoomba really does have it all. The new Wellcamp Airport has opened up the skies and increased the ease and speed with which visitors can access the region, making it attractive to major events and festivals.

Yet Toowoomba’s tourism industry has significant potential for growth, and such growth would prove beneficial to the local economy and the community. In this spirit, local Councillor Geoff McDonald and his colleagues are currently preparing their new tourism strategy, aimed at developing long-term plans for the industry.

Shadow Minister for Tourism, Major Events Sport and Racing Jan Stuckey recently visited Toowoomba and toured some of the region’s attractions. Joined by local councillors Trevor Watts, Geoff McDonald and Nancy Sommerfield at the Toowoomba Railway Station, Ms Stuckey stated, “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.”

Words by Gemma Easton
Image by Toowoomba North Electorate Office