RANGE CROSSING: Dalby business met as work progresses on Toowoomba Second Range Crossing.
RANGE CROSSING: Dalby business met as work progresses on Toowoomba Second Range Crossing. Contributed

All ready to capitalise

PREPARATION has begun for Dalby businesses to capitalise on the expected influx of traffic once the Toowoomba Second Range Crossing has been completed.

A meeting was held in Dalby on Wednesday evening by the Dalby Chamber of Commerce and Industry on how to best capitalise on the market.

The meeting, attended by business owners from across the region, discussed the best way to bring more people into Dalby, and buy from its stores.

"I was very pleased with the turnout on Wednesday evening, as we had a vast range of groups,” DCCI president Rohan May said.

"We all had the same goal, which is we want the best for Dalby.”

The meeting highlighted the best ways to attract traffic and tourism, with suggestions including billboard advertising and smartphone apps.

Mr May said the next few months were key for the region's businesses to attract customers.

"Everyone is excited about maximising the opportunities identified in the new initiatives,” he said.

"We are looking forward to going ahead with these initiatives to capitalise on every traffic dollar.”

Mr May said the long-term goal was to entice more people to come and live in the Dalby community.

"It will be interesting to see how we can convert this to a population growth strategy for Dalby,” he said.


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