Bourke leads on cross border tourism


Sharon Donn and Gemma Gale are part of the team at the Back O’ Bourke Exhibition Centre who are gearing up for a busy tourist season. Photo TWH

Bourke Shire Council is taking the lead to re-invigorate the cross-border tourism initiative.

The initiative was first raised during the NSW Western Division of Council’s Annual Conference in Bourke in February 2019, but drought and COVID-19 meant other issues took priority.

A huge boost to domestic tourism was the unexpected upside of the pandemic and now Bourke is once again leading the way to make the most of the windfall.

The cross-border councils include Bourke, Walgett, Cobar and Brewarrina in NSW and Balonne, Paroo and Bulloo from south west Queensland, sharing ideas and resources to promote tourism right across the region.


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