Quilpie shire mayor Stuart Mackenzie (centre) believes Roma could become part of the dinosaur trail.
Quilpie shire mayor Stuart Mackenzie (centre) believes Roma could become part of the dinosaur trail. Andrew Messenger

Roma should join us on the dino trail: Quilpie mayor

THE Maranoa could become the gateway to Queensland’s Dinosaur Trail, according to Quilpie Shire Mayor Stuart Mackenzie.

Cr Mackenzie’s comments come after Maranoa mayor Robert Loughnan expressed interest in bringing a 15-metre model of a locally-found dinosaur - the Rhoetosaurus.

He said the public should embrace the concept if the project was viable and cost-effective, saying it would form part of Queensland’s burgeoning dinosaur tourism trail.

“I’m the chair of the Outback Queensland Tourism Association and it’s very much one of our marketing ploys - if you want to go to see dinosaurs, you go to outback Queensland,” he said,

“The Maranoa is the starting point and then you’re in dinosaur country.”

SHOULD the Maranoa be the start of the dinosaur trail? Let us know by emailing editorial@ westernstarnews.com.

A concept artwork of a Rhoetosaurus, discovered near Roma almost 100 years ago.
A concept artwork of a Rhoetosaurus, discovered near Roma almost 100 years ago. Contributed

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