Hinchinbrook Shire Council Shire Council have recognised the talents of Hinchinbrook Marine Cove Resort owners Michael and Linda McKeown, who recently won the Australian Good Food and Travel Guide Readers’ Choice Award 2017 for Townsville and Surrounds. For two years running, the ocean-side resort in Lucinda, near Ingham in Queensland, has been selected by readers of Australia’s largest database of restaurants, accommodation and other travel and tourism information.
Other businesses singled out by the Hinchinbrook Council for winning regional or national recognition included Michael Devietti of Devietti Holden and the Herbert River Express, which was judged Community Newspaper of the Year in the 2016 News Corp Australia News Awards for Excellence in Editorial.
Linda McKeown, speaking at her resort overlooking the Hinchinbrook Island National Park, thanked Hinchinbrook Shire Council Mayor Ramon Jayo, Deputy Mayor Mary Brown, the council and council staff for recognising the resort’s efforts to increase tourism in the shire, which was one of the most picturesque regions in Queensland and Australia.
Micheal said it was great to know that the council supported the efforts undertaken by the Resort, including its social media presence on both Facebook and Twitter.