If you’re a music lover and you happen to live in Queensland, then a congratulations is in order. You’ve picked the right state to live in. You needn’t look any further than the recent state budget to confirm this.
The state government is pushing to increase the amount of musical concerts in the state. So if you happen to own a piece of Morningside real estate or a property in Hawthorne, you can rest assured that you’ll be spoilt for choice when it comes to deciding what do for fun.
The budget’s Playing Queensland fund, worth $2.6 million, aims to grow the state’s tourism by producing more and more performances in its various regions. According to Arts Minister Ian Walker, this is a win for everyone.
“Developing and supporting vibrant regional arts communities delivers jobs and income to people not just in the arts, but in hotels, restaurants and the associated industries that gain from regional tourism.”
Mr Walker also pointed out the huge growth in both the performances and the crowds they drew over the last couple of years. Regional touring concerts grew from 180 in 2011 to 617 in 2013, while audiences grew from 29,000 in the final year of the previous government to more than 103,000 in 2013.
The news is another reminder of what makes houses for sale in Bulimba, Morningside or Hawthorne so highly desirable.