17 August, 2021
Long Weekend set for late October in Moreton
Moreton Bay Region’s postponed show public holiday has a new date: Friday 29 October.
Rescheduled from Monday August 9 due to the recent Covid outbreak, the Queensland Government has announced the People’s Long Weekend to include Moreton Bay Region.
Mayor Peter Flannery supported the date change and said the new long weekend would help bolster business and encourage tourism to the region.
“I hope this new long weekend puts a spring into the step of more than 480,000 locals who have been through the state’s strictest lockdown yet,” Cr Flannery said.
“I know many people, including myself, would agree there’s nothing better than a long weekend, especially one that we can hopefully all enjoy properly.
“The People’s Long Weekend will encourage locals and visitors to buy local, shop local and holiday locally in Moreton Bay Region.
“The new date will also fall at the same time as Brisbane’s rescheduled Royal Queensland Show holiday, so we’re expecting city dwellers to discover Moreton Bay, their way.
“Whether that’s the charm of the hinterland or cruising along the coast, there’s so many popular self-drive itineraries to choose from.
“We have an incredible line up of major and local events across the region during the second half of this year, which everyone should look to support.
“Getting back to business has only been possible thanks to a whole-of-community effort.
“Particularly, thank you to those who have followed the Queensland Government’s directive to self-isolate at home. Your sacrifice has helped local businesses reopen to keep our local economy kicking on.”