STAND TOGETHER: Dalby Chamber of Commerce and Industry president Rohan May shares his insight into the benefits of shopping locally with business representatives.
STAND TOGETHER: Dalby Chamber of Commerce and Industry president Rohan May shares his insight into the benefits of shopping locally with business representatives. Emily Bradfield

Dalby’s big ticket projects up for discussion

SEVERAL upcoming projects in the Dalby district will be up for discussion at the Year Ahead Dinner for 2020.

Held at the Russell Tavern on September 16, two speakers will discuss what's on the horizon for the Western Downs town during the pandemic.

Mayor Paul McVeigh and Dalby Chamber of Commerce and Industry President Rohan May have been chosen as guest speakers for the evening.

A panel consisting of Cr McVeigh, deputy mayor Andrew Smith, and councillor Kylie Bourne will speak afterwards to answer questions on what these developments mean for Dalby.

Last year's dinner discussed the prospect of liaising with groups including the Toowoomba and Surat Basin Enterprise (TSBE) and council, and had hoped to work together on events to avoid "event fatigue", while simultaneously attracting larger events to the region.

With coronavirus restrictions impacting heavily on events throughout Australia, it leaves the door open to other possibly plans for the region.

Last year Cr McVeigh said the council was in a "great space" when they were declared debt free in March 2019, and had major goals of improving liveability in the region and driving tourism in 2019.

"We are working here for our community … we're a council that sits in our community and delivers on behalf of our community," he said.

The dinner begins at 6pm, with tickets available here.


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