Bingara’s Vision 2020 meeting kicked off for the year last Thursday with both their Annual General Meeting and first general meeting of the year.
A brief discussion was held regarding the success of the Pulse Festival last year, complete with a wonderfully shot short film showcasing some of the highlights of the festival.
“It took a lot out of us,” said President John Bishton, but added that “it was a world-class event.”
Another success counted included the Bingara Bucks program, funded with the help of donations from Bangalow, of which 2020 was “incredibly supportive”.
Also considered a massive win for the town was the Campervan and Motorhome Club Of Australia rally, which was assured to be “locked in” again for 2021.
Other topics discussed included a potential Gwydir Shire Council role for “Main Street Coordinator” to harmonise businesses in Peel Street.
A presentation was given by Tiff Galvin and Chrissy Smyth on customer service within the town, based on their experiences travelling, and how Bingara can use this to draw in and retain travelers.
An important part of the presentation was building a sense of place for Bingara, as well as the value of the Gwydir River to tourism.