Australia’s largest rail-based transport business Aurizon is proud to support an upcoming drought-relief concert in the outback Queensland town of Longreach.
The Western Queensland Drought Appeal Concert will be held on the steps of the Australian Stockman’s Hall of Fame on 25 September 2015, headlined by Australian music legend Paul Kelly.
Aurizon Vice President Freight Markets Catherine Baxter said Aurizon was thrilled to support the event as a major sponsor, which would raise money for the Western Queensland Drought Appeal Committee and help stimulate a struggling outback economy.
“More than 70 percent of our people in Queensland are based in remote and regional areas. We know that everyone in drought affected areas, town and country, are doing it tough right now,” she said.
“Bringing awareness to all the wonderful attractions in outback Queensland, like the iconic Stockman’s Hall of Fame and The Longreach Cup, to bring more people to the bush is a small way we can help out.”
Paul Kelly will appear alongside his nephew Dan Kelly and country music star Troy Cassar-Daley, as well as local identity Mick Lindsay.
Ms Baxter said Aurizon had a long history of supporting regional communities in Queensland through jobs, community investment, and rail and road freight deliveries.
“We play a big role in connecting rural communities and providing transport to domestic and export markets for valuable commodities such as coal, livestock, grain and sugar,” she said.