Published on : Thursday, September 14, 2017
The rival tourism organizations have a joint target of enhancing the number of visitors with varying strategic plans. Nonetheless, both hold close the high merit of the said project of Quarry Gardens and its lasting profit to the city and adjoining regions.
The financial support for the Quarry Gardens project has been calculated to shoot up to $60 million and after attaining firm commitment from the side of the State Government, it still remains a key obstruction in spite of staying at the top of different priority infrastructure lists ever since 2003.
For Southern Queensland Country Tourism CEO Mary-Clare Power, it has the fundamentals to be Toowoomba’s “hero attraction”.
To quote her, “We don’t have something that will really put us on the international and domestic map, and I keep drawing the comparison to the Butchart Gardens. The alignment between the two is quite uncanny in that it started life as a quarry. For Toowoomba to aspire to have something (that is) complementary to Carnival of Flowers, it does give us an attraction and an absolute reason for the whole of Australia to come here. It’s a long-term vision. I don’t expect to see something like this in my professional life (and) there have been people well before me with this vision.”
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