Regional Platters serves up boost for agribusiness

Vanguard Business Services’ Mark Gardner presenting at the Dubbo Regional Tours Platter workshop in December 2016.

Regional producers and agricultural businesses have been given help and guidance on how to connect with a range of key markets at the Regional Platters Tours workshops.

Over two days 65 people took part in four workshops at Dubbo, Wellington, Gilgandra and Coonabarabran where they were provided with the tools, skills, knowledge and leadership to enable a new form of tourism.

“Dubbo Regional Council in partnership with nine neighbouring local government areas created the program to connect visitors with our local agricultural industry,” Council’s Economic Development Officer Jacki Parish said.

“The program includes the creation of the Regional Platters Guide. A fully-funded guide designed to promote visitation to our regional community and showcase agricultural tour experiences that are sustainable, compelling, memorable and real.”

“The completed guide is scheduled to be released in late February.”

“Turnout for the workshops was fantastic and it was a great opportunity for businesses that are considering venturing into promoting and showcasing their business operation to investors and visitors via group tours.” 

“Those who attended received information and assistance on how to define and develop farm experiences for the group tourism market.”

“The workshops covered the development of farm experiences for visitors, behind the scenes tours, promotion and sale of produce and unique events to attract tourist.”

“The workshops were really well received and are only the first step in helping agricultural businesses in the region grow.”

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Vanguard Business Services’ Mark Gardner presenting at the Dubbo Regional Tours Platter workshop

Media contact
Jacki Parish
Economic Development Officer
Dubbo Regional Council
(02) 6801 4000

Last Edited: 09 Dec 2016

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