Drone On

There’s nothing worse than going to a symposium where they drone on and on… Expect of course if the symposium is about drones.

The Remote Area Planning and Development Board will host the first ever National Drones Symposium in Barcaldine from August 11-12.

The idea is to showcase the latest technology and to launch Outback Aerodrone – A Centre of Excellence to position the region to be the location of choice for national and global companies in Beyond Visual Line of Sight drone testing.

RAPAD CEO, David Arnold says the technology has a major role to play into the future for the ag industry and many others and the region is perfect as the key showcase venue.

“The clear, open skies and light hours of outback Queensland are all part of what makes our region a great drawcard for the world’s drone businesses and enthusiasts, as well as other opportunities.”

“Our tourism figures are pushing up to one million visitors a year, and this technology is another exciting area that can boost those figures and the many outstanding experiences our region has to offer.”

“Queensland is a world leader in drone technology and application and a where drones complement and enhance Queenslanders’ lives and support our communities.”

RAPAD chairman, Rob Chandler says the central west is a place where everyone is ready to give it a go and technology is breaking down barriers.

“Technology solutions such as drones are already on the radar or in use for many people in our region – generating local expertise, new businesses and jobs. By bringing together industry leaders and professionals from across the sector, the sky really is the limit for what attendees can get out of this.”

The Outback Aerodrone Symposium will be hosted at Gregory Park, Registrations are now open with package details and further information available.