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Why Leave Town – gift card program

Why Leave Town is an initiative to support local tourism businesses that have suffered a downturn due to bushfire, flood, and COVID-19.

When a customer decides how much money to load onto the card – anywhere between $10 and $1,000 – this money can be used to make purchases in any participating store in your local area.

To be super clear about this – the cards can only be used in your region and only at participating stores … this means that every time one of these cards is purchased, the MONEY STAYS LOCAL!

To join the Why Leave Town Gift Card Program in your town and to encourage more people to shop local, simply find the program you would like to join by clicking on the drop down box below.  Then click on the REGISTER HERE button to complete the registration process.

There are card for regions across Outback QLD including Cloncurry and Barcaldine.

Wool Harvesting Training

Shearing and wool handling course coming to a town near you.

Alliance Airlines to create hundreds of new maintenance jobs in Queensland

A loan from the Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility (NAIF) will allow Alliance Airlines to create hundreds of new jobs for the maintenance of its fleet.

Federal Member for Capricornia, Michelle Landry said that the project is a boom for the regional economy.

“We expect that this facility will help Alliance to generate about $342 million over the next 30 years for our region,”

“We will see at least 100 jobs created during construction, and the fully operational facility will create 98 ongoing roles which is a capability that currently doesn’t exist here.”

The facility will create new businesses and job opportunities in other aviation related services such avionics, aerospace technologies, wheels, tyres, brakes and landing gear, engine maintenance, interiors and upholstery, and cabin accessories suppliers.

Alliance’s final investment decision is expected in October. For further information on available NAIF financing products and arrangements:

Boeing to construct a new facility at Toowoomba’s Wellcamp Airport, creating 300+ Queensland jobs

Boeing has announced it will construct a new facility at Wellcamp Airport in Toowoomba, where it will build the first military aircraft to be designed and manufactured in Australia in half a century.

Boeing announced that it would build its Loyal Wingman aircraft in Queensland last October, and the exact location of Wellcamp Aerospace and Defence Precinct on Wednesday.

It will be the “first aircraft assembly site of its kind outside North America,” said the US-based company in its announcement.

“The Wellcamp Aerospace and Defence Precinct location is attractive due to its access to a flight line, clear flying days, commercial flight access from major cities and ability to support the rapid pace at which the Airpower Teaming System program is growing,” said Boeing Defence Australia’s Managing Director Scott Carpendale.

The facility would be built with Wagner Corporation from the ground up. 300 jobs will be created during construction.


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Outback Qld attracting wide range of tourist visitors

Grey nomads were once the backbone of outback tourism in Queensland. But since the pandemic hit, the region is attracting a much wider range of visitor – from couples who usually travel overseas, to city kids locked out of interstate school trips.

Source: ABC NEWS

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