Locals looking to better the region amid COVID-19
WHAT does the Maranoa mean to you?
Born and raised in the region, Sherrill Stivano is an avid bush advocate.
Her and her family operate the local Bellevue Feedlot and she’s known for her involvement in agribusiness and local sporting clubs.
Her current project, Sprout Strategic Solutions is asking locals what the Maranoa means to them and how they can encourage travellers or people looking for a lifestyle “tree change.”
Mrs Stivano wants to see the region thrive and local businesses feel supported after the COVID-19 pandemic passes.
She hopes to take advantage of international travel being at a halt and encourage domestic travel to the region and believes now is the perfect time, through social media to emphasise what the Maranoa has to offer.
“The best way to promote our region is to harness the local knowledge of our community and highlight all the Maranoa has to offer, from events to places, attractions to special spot,” she said.
“Let’s encourage people to visit or even move to the region once the COVID-19 crisis has faded.
“While people are at home and their overseas holiday may have been cancelled, or when big businesses are looking to be centralised, let’s be at the forefront of people’s minds.
“It’s purely about a long term goal for the region.”
She is hoping to use the hashtag #maketracksinthemaranoa and combine residents photos of their favourite spots, events, attractions, sunsets, animals or even hear your ideas.
“We have such a beautiful landscape that it actually isn’t hard to take a good picture out here,” she said.
“And because the season has improved, it’s a bit different to the dust bowl, we can quite easily take a good photo.”
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