Get Ready Gundy Region

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Get the Calender out and start planning now…. Because over the next few months things around Gondi Region really go off.

Goondiwindi Regional Council says the actively calendar between now and July next year is filling up and it’s an exciting time for locals, business and visitors alike.

The Council Tourism Strategy was adopted in mid-2015, and in the two short years Council has achieved huge wins through securing funding for three tourist attractions – Coolmunda Dam, Texas Rabbit Factory, and Goondiwindi Customs House, and a feasibility study for an equestrian centre.

Council has appointed a Community Development and Events Coordinator, Megan Long, who is focused on helping local and external groups run successful events in our region.

“Events play a key role in fostering regional tourism and economic development. Events are also a cost-effective way of promoting a region and its attractions – as an event grows, it attracts tourists.”

“The positive economic impact and interest in a community that a successful regional event can provide not only helps to build a sense of local pride but can also foster confidence and strengthen the community as a whole.”

Megan says that as community, we all benefit from tourism and the tourism dollars spent in the region that support local business and ultimately contribute towards our everyday services.

“Whilst occasionally tourists might affect traffic flow, parking availability or crowded cafes, we encourage you to show that warm country welcome and appreciate the benefits they bring to this region.”

One recent example of success is that of the Albins ARB Goondiwindi 400 Off Road Rally. Goondiwindi Club Promoter Joe Bulmer was ecstatic when more than 100 nominations were received for the August event.

“We have one racing team that has booked out one whole Motel and I am sure the other hotels will be close to full as well. It is great to see and I am sure the whole town will benefit” Megan explained today that there’s plenty more on the horizon.

“And the best part is, once they have visited the area, they seem to be keen to return”.

Following are a few of the highlights to lock into the diary!

August  

12-13 Aug      Goondiwindi Polo – GiddyUpGundy

15-20 Aug      Cotton Cutting Futurity – GiddyUpGundy

15-20 Aug      Goondiwindi Poetry Arts QPF Satellite Tour

18-20 Aug      Goondiwindi Albins ARB 400 Off-road Rally – celebrating 40 years

19 Aug           Talwood Races – GiddyUpGundy

26-27 Aug       Texas 100 Years on

30 Aug           Weengallon Pink Ladies Day

 

September

2 Sept              Inglewood Show n Shine

2-10 Sept       Goondiwindi to Gold Coast Cycle Adventure Tour

9 Sept             Groovin in the Grove

9 Sept             XXXX Gold Goondiwindi Cup

10 Sept           Rotary Gourmet in Gundy

18-23 Sept     Texas Country Music Round up

18-24 Sept    Caravan Clubs of Qld State Rally

 

October

30 Sept-2 Oct      Goondiwindi Camp Draft

7 Oct                     Goondiwindi Plucked Duck BnS

 

December 

2 Dec              Bush to Port Race Day

 

 

2018

3-4 Feb             Hell of the West

26 Feb               St Mary’s Parish Charity Race Day

24-25 Mar       State Water Ski Championships

29 Mar – 2       Apr National Water Ski Championship

7 Apr               Goondiwindi Picnic Races

2 Jun               Inglewood Cup and Main Street Trades Day

6-9 Jul             State Hovercraft Championships