Cloncurry Mayor Greg Campbell has welcomed the announcement of the filming of Australian Survivor in his shire as"fantastic news".
Season 6 of Australian Survivor produced by Endemol Shine Australia for Network 10 and hosted by Jonathan LaPaglia, will inject an estimated $14.6 million into the state's economy and create 150 jobs for Queensland crew.
Cr Campbell said he believed a third of that money would be spent in Cloncurry alone.
"There will be anywhere up to 200 people staying in town for the next four months," Cr Campbell said.
:Cr Campbell said they will be filming on private property which is not divulged but the town will see the benefit.
"The production team will be headquartered in the Community Precinct as well as a good portion of the crew," he said.
"They will be accommodated at various places around town including motels, they'll be going out to dinner at the pub, we will definitely notice that the crew is here."
Cr Campbell said the Council was heavily involved in the choice of location.
"We've been trying to diversify and put more into tourism,' he said.
Cr Campbell said the opportunity started started when they created a position in the executive office and that took off when they employed Luke Chaplain.
"We gave him the opportunity where these things are and that first connection, Luke was at a media type conference and made connections with the right people," he said.
"A few phone calls and emails followed, we sent them professional photos, location shots we already had, and that was the hook for the location scouts to come and visit."
Cr Campbell said Endemol had shortlisted the location down to a few towns.
"I was confident once we got people on the ground in Cloncurry, we could sit down and really showcase our natural landscape, our history, the businesses we've got, the accommodation and catering. There's not much Cloncurry can't offer."
Cr Campbell said if there was accommodation strain during the tourist season they would discuss options with mines for use of their accommodation.
Australian Survivor sees a group of diverse and tenacious Australians taken away from their everyday lives and left to fend for themselves in a remote location with little more than the clothes on their backs - and the drive to be the sole survivor.
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