Get to Know your Backyard Campaign

Published on 11 October 2017

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The weather is warming up and it’s time to get out and enjoy the amazing natural environment we have in the Gannawarra Shire and be in the chance to win some great prizes!

To coincide with the change in weather Council is hosting a promotion during the week of Monday 16 to Friday 20 October titled ‘Get to know your backyard’, where community members are encouraged to learn more about the local tourism industry.

The local area has a huge range of natural attributes ideally suited to nature based tourism, including the Murray River, Gunbower Forest, Gunbower Creek and the Kerang Lakes. Choose from the many recreational activities to have a great time with family and friends or visit one of the many hospitality businesses. Invite friends and family home to join in!

Mayor Brian Gibson said Council are encouraging locals to learn more about their local area by visiting the visitor information centres in Kerang, at the Sir John Gorton Library, Cohuna, at the Gateway to Gannawarra Centre and Murrabit, at the Busy Bees centre, or by speaking to staff and volunteers promoting tourism on the street.

“As part of the ‘Get to know your backyard’ week there will be staffed information displays in the street in Kerang all week and Cohuna on Monday, Wednesday and Friday to share information with the community about the many things to do and see,” explains Mayor Gibson.

“I encourage our residents to find out more about the great range of nature based tourism activities available and encourage everyone to get out and experience what’s on offer. Places like Farm 253, Factory & Field or the Wetlander are extremely popular.”

During the week long promotion there will also be an opportunity to win 2 night’s accommodation at Koondrook’s Murray Waters Motor Inn & Apartments plus cash vouchers at local hospitality businesses.

Call into the Gateway to Gannawarra Visitor Centre in Cohuna, Sir John Gorton Library Kerang and Busy Bees Murrabit visitor centre or catch the volunteers on the street to collect information and put your entry in!

You can enter online or via the street stalls. Be part of tourism in Kerang, Cohuna, Koondrook and help promote the local area! For information on the ‘Get to know your backyard’ campaign visit or contact Council on (03) 5450 9333.

For more information please contact Council on 5450 9333 or visit council’s website


Date: 11 October 2017

Media contact: Katrina Thorne T. 03 5450 9333 M. 0409 616 627