Moreton Bay Region 'the land of opportunity'

The Moreton Bay Region is the land of opportunity, according to State Opposition Leader David Crisafulli.

Mr Crisafulli and his Shadow Cabinet spent yesterday meeting with business, industry, tourism and local government leaders to learn more about the region before attending a networking event at the Eatons Hill Hotel funded by Moreton Bay Region Industry & Tourism (MBRIT).

MBRIT chairman Shane Newcombe said delivering the event was part of the organisation’s commitment to its ongoing investment in bringing such opportunities to the region’s business community.

About 200 people attended the function, which included an address by Mr Crisafulli and a question and answer session with the Leader and his deputy, David Janetzki.

Leveraging tourism

Mr Crisafulli urged tourism and business leaders to capitalise on the region’s assets and leverage its proximity to Brisbane and the Sunshine Coast.

“You’re not lacking in natural beauty or product diversity, it’s really about identity,” he said.

“You need to find a way to make sure you become not just a place near Brisbane – you’re effectively Townsville, Cairns and Mackay put together (in terms of population).

“The proximity of Brisbane is a great opportunity, particularly in a post-COVID era.”

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