New board ready for challenges ahead

17th October 2017 9:27 AM
LOOKING AHEAD: The new Granite Belt Wine and Tourism committee consists of (front, from left) president Faith Simon, Ann Bourke, Debbie Bradburn, (back) Jamaine Thorburn, Steph Ingall and Brad Allan. Also on the committee are vice-president Martin Cooper, treasurer Tony Hassall and secretary Lisa Barter. LOOKING AHEAD: The new Granite Belt Wine and Tourism committee consists of (front, from left) president Faith Simon, Ann Bourke, Debbie Bradburn, (back) Jamaine Thorburn, Steph Ingall and Brad Allan. Also on the committee are vice-president Martin Cooper, treasurer Tony Hassall and secretary Lisa Barter. Matthew Purcell

A NEW-LOOK Granite Belt Wine and Tourism board has been declared, with a wealth of experience brought in to promote the region.

President Faith Simon said they were excited by what laid ahead.

"The GBWT board consists of representatives from wineries, accommodation and food producers - all front-line tourism businesses in the Granite Belt.

"Every board member is running their own small business, as well as volunteering to actively support promoting the Granite Belt as a tourism destination,” she said.

With plenty of events and shows to keep them busy going forward, Faith said their goals for the next 12months included promoting the Granite Belt at the Brisbane Good Food and Wine Show, Regional Flavours and next year's Apple and Grape Festival.

She also stressed the importance of growing their member base so they can successfully promote Queensland's premier wine region, undoubtedly the Granite Belt.