Federal Member for Capricornia Michelle Landry and Deputy Mayor of Rockhampton Regional Council Neil Fisher have encouraged Capricornia to shop, spend and support local.
Michelle Landry said that small business has already felt the debilitating effects of lockdowns, capacity restrictions, and workforce shortages and they need our help to keep their doors open now more than ever before.
“Many businesses, especially our retail industries, are really doing it tough at the moment so I’m asking Capricornia to please continue to support local,” Ms Landry said.
“Spending with local small businesses keeps money within our communities, helping the local economy thrive.
“Whether it be by purchasing a pair of shoes from Shoes on East, a shirt from Stewarts, a costume from Capricorn Model House or a book from Hippie Garage, each dollar spent supports a local business which supports a local employee.
Deputy Mayor of Rockhampton Regional Council Neil Fisher said that he would like to encourage Central Queenslanders to pay a visit to the Rockhampton CBD.
“East Street has developed into one of the best natural tree canopied shopping districts in regional Queensland. Even during the recent heat wave East Street was so much cooler than other shopping districts,” Cr Fisher said.
“The last 2 years have been very tough on small businesses so let’s start shopping locally and enjoying the experience of walking through the front door of our local shops.
“Personally, I believe the Rockhampton CBD would have the largest selection of speciality shops in Central Queensland.”