Cameras have begun rolling at an undisclosed location near Cloncurry as the latest season of Australian Survivor takes place.
It was announced in February that season six of Australian Survivor produced by Endemol Shine Australia for Network 10, would take place near Cloncurry, escaping the sandy beaches of Fiji for the harsh Outback.
Cloncurry Shire Council Mayor Greg Campbell has confirmed that filming has commenced as the contestants have arrived in the region.
"The contestants are all here and on the ground and the contest has started for real," Cr Campbell said.
"This has seen the last 50-odd Survivor staff come to the region, including camera operators and directors so we now have the full compliment of staff in town."
Cr Campbell said the community was buzzing with all the extra people in town and expects up to a $5 million boost to the local economy.
"We estimated that it would be between $4-$5 million boost and Endemol Shine Australia are going to put together a report to show how much money did get spent in town at the end of their stay and hopefully it will be even more then that," he said.
"Most businesses are doing well out of Survivor being here. They are renting houses, they are in motel rooms, cabins at the caravan parks, buying hardware, buying smoko from the local bakery, local fuel, you name it it is giving the town a real boost."
Season six of Australian Survivor is expected to air in late 2021.
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