GET EXCITED: The second Heartland Festival is on the horizon.
GET EXCITED: The second Heartland Festival is on the horizon. Contributed

New partnership for common goal

THE Heartland Festival and the Gayndah Heritage Railway have formed a partnership to help reach the common goals set out by both organisations.

Heartland Festival founder Renee McGilvery said both committees were excited to be working together and look forward to what the coming year will bring.

"The Heartland Festival and the Gayndah Heritage Railway have the common goal of wanting to show off the North Burnett and boost tourism,” Ms McGilvery said.

"The idea to become partners came about after presidents of both committees, myself and Jason Cooper, were talking and realised that both shared the want to drive tourism in our region.”

Ms McGilvery and Mr Cooper already had experience working together in the past.

"We worked together for the first Heartland Festival when the Gayndah Railway station was the venue for the Saturday night dinner,” Ms McGilvery said.

"And we hope to co-host more events in the future and the idea of "Cocktails in the Carriages” has been discussed.”

This year's Heartland Festival is scheduled for Friday, July 13 until Sunday, July 15 with a venue change for the market day under way.

New events will also be taking place over the Heartland Festival weekend with those to be finalised in the coming month.


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