Premier promotes appeal of South West

Zoe KeenanSouth Western Times
Premier Mark McGowan enjoys a tour through Bunbury's Dolphin Discovery Centre with Bunbury MLA Don Punch and Perth radio personalities Nathan, Nat and Shaun.
Camera IconPremier Mark McGowan enjoys a tour through Bunbury's Dolphin Discovery Centre with Bunbury MLA Don Punch and Perth radio personalities Nathan, Nat and Shaun. Credit: Zoe Keenan

WA Premier Mark McGowan dragged well-known Perth radio personalities – who did not know Bunbury had a foreshore – around the South West last week.

In a bid to get Nova’s Nathan, Nat and Shaun raving about the region to their Perth listeners, Mr McGowan took them on a two-day road trip.

“Normally I just drive straight through Bunbury, I never knew there was a foreshore because I’m on that road that takes you straight through to Busselton,” Nat said.

Her radio counterpart Nathan said Perth people never thought about jumping in the car and visiting regional cities, adding that if he won the lottery he would live in Bunbury at the Dolphin Discovery Centre.

The trip encompassed Bunbury’s famous Dolphin Discovery Centre, Gnomesville, Black Diamond Lake and an overnight stay in Collie.

Mr McGowan said the trip was to remind Perth people that you could have a great holiday right here in WA.

“I’ve brought with me some of the highest rating radio personalities in Perth,” Mr McGowan said.

“I wanted to show them the South West and make sure we promote the South West.

“WA attracts tourists from around the world because it’s so beautiful and breathtaking and I think sometimes West Australians themselves from the city forget about that.”

His visit comes a week after the minister for tourism Paul Papalia visited Bunbury to meet with tourism operators to create a marketing strategy for the regional City.

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