Aug 31 & Sep 1

Birdsville Races recognised with award


The iconic Birdsville Races has featured among the winners at the 2013 Outback Queensland Tourism Awards.

The race meeting won the major festivals and events category at the outback tourism awards in Mt Isa in on the weekend.

Minister for Tourism, Major Events, Small Business and the Commonwealth Games Jann Stuckey was on hand to congratulate the 2013 award winners, who have played an important role in growing the region’s tourism industry.

“Tourism is one of the four pillars of the economy and is undergoing a revival under the Newman Government thanks to the help of these groups,” Ms Stuckey said