August 9th 2011
Qld Small Business & Tourism Minister to visit Island tomorrow
It may be short notice but the Queensland Minister for Small Business and Tourism, Jan Jarratt, will be visiting Magnetic Island tomorrow, Wednesday August 10, and her itinerary will include a public meeting at noon.
The Minister will be accompanied by Member for Townsville Mandy Johnstone for the trip, with the aim of meeting local tourism operators and businesses to hear concerns on the current state of the industry and also discover ways of combating the issues facing Magnetic Island, especially in the wake of Cyclone Yasi.
If you would like a chance to voice your opinion on the issue, you are invited to attend an informal, forum-style meeting with the Minister and Mandy on Wednesday. Details are as follows:
When: Wednesday August 10, 12pm-1pm
Where: Lions Park, Sooning Street, Nelly Bay
Who: Minister for Tourism and Small Business Jan Jarratt
Member for Townsville Mandy Johnstone
The organisers have advised that the meeting will take place at the park's undercover seating area. However, due to the number of people attending, they suggest that bringing a fold-out chair may be necessary.
Story & photos: George Hirst
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