‘Go Local’ to help fellow Queenslanders recover from Debbie

The Palaszczuk Government is launching a campaign to encourage Queenslanders to help businesses and industries impacted by ex-Tropical Cyclone Debbie. 

Queenslanders are urged to join the Go Local – keep Queensland going strong” initiative to help local farmers and businesses recover from the effects of Cyclone Debbie. 

The ‘Go Local’ initiative supports the longer-term social and economic recovery efforts across Queensland communities, industry and small business. 

97% of all Queensland businesses are small businesses and with many small businesses and farmers across Queensland affected by ex-TC Debbie, getting businesses back on their feet quickly is a key priority of the government’s recovery efforts. 

The ‘Go Local’ initiative is a great way to build on the recovery work being done and to further support local communities. Every Queenslander can play a part in helping communities bounce back and recover.

The ‘Go Local’ initiative aims to mobilise all Queensland communities and rally support across all industries and sectors. Local media, stakeholders and industry bodies will be approached to support the campaign. 

The first phase of ‘Go Local’ is to raise awareness about the importance of supporting local businesses as part of the recovery from ex-TC Debbie. In the second phase, businesses will have access to an online hub that will assist them in promoting their goods and services to Queenslanders. 

The initiative is also being rolled out alongside Tourism and Events Queensland’s ‘This is Queensland’ marketing push, where travellers can share their favourite Queensland holiday photos on social media, encouraging travellers to consider a Queensland holiday. 

Following the devastation of Tropical Cyclone Debbie and the subsequent flooding, it’s important to get local businesses back in business. 

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