Tourism Minister Peter Lawlor
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Better look at dinosaurs

TOURISTS will be able to get a better view of the footprints left by dinosaurs in Mount Morgan.

A viewing platform is to be installed at the Fireclay Caverns to enhance the experience for visitors.

Queensland’s Tourism Minister Peter Lawlor yesterday announced details of a number of projects to boost the region’s appeal for holidaymakers, including the $50,000 upgrade to the dinosaur tour.

The government will also spend $45,000 to improve amenities in Biloela’s Queensland Heritage Park complex and a further $45,000 on information panels at the Dululu rest area to highlight the history, tourist attractions and points of interest in the Mount Morgan area.

Mr Lawlor said infrastructure grants to improve CQ’s visitor attractions were part of a $1.8 million program to assist the state’s minor attractions.

“The drive tourism market is worth more than $4 billion to Queensland and accounts for 70% of the overnight leisure market,” he said

“These sorts of improvements can make a very positive impact on the drive tourism market and further enhance Queensland’s reputation with travellers.”

He said the investment was designed to make visitors more comfortable and relaxed to encourage them to spend more time enjoying what Central Queensland had to offer.

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