Thanks for your support, Frankston City!
Published on 16 July 2021
The Frankston community has rallied behind a campaign to shine a light on everything that makes this City the best place to live, work and play!
Frankston City Mayor, Kris Bolam, headed to Bendigo earlier this week for the Top Tourism Town Awards and said despite missing out on a place, Frankston had done itself proud.
“I’m moved by the way everyone who loves Frankston pulls together and seizes every chance they get to tell the world just how special this place is.
“Tourism is so important to our community and all your support, including your Facebook comments and votes, enhance our community bond and our reputation as a truly great place to visit.
“Because you backed this campaign, Frankston City’s attractions are now more widely acknowledged across Victoria, and indeed the country.”
The Mayor congratulated Ballarat and Port Fairy who took out the top honours for Top Tourism Town and Top Small Tourism Town respectively, which are a new addition to the Victorian Tourism Awards program.
“We were humbled to be named among such a high standard of finalists,” Cr Bolam said.
Council’s campaign encouraging people to ‘Do the Unexpected’ and vote, reached more than 250,000 people on social media, and received more positive engagement than the total number of votes polled for finalist towns.
Countless comments from locals and visitors praised Frankston’s beaches, festivals, food, markets and evolving arts and culture scene.
Councillor, Suzette Tayler agreed: “Frankston City is on a rapid journey of positive change and people everywhere are taking notice,” Cr Tayler said.
“Council is committed to building on tourism opportunities for the City and will shortly announce its brand new signature event, to complement major occasions such as The Waterfront Festival, Frankston’s Christmas Festival of Lights and Big Picture Fest.”
“While we may have missed out on an award this time, as a Council we will build on the exposure our nomination has provided, and continue to promote our City’s creativity, authenticity and vibrancy.
Community Relations Manager, Fiona McQueen, thanked Council’s Tourism team for developing and promoting the ‘Do the Unexpected’ campaign.
“Our organisation is brimming with dedicated officers who share our community’s passion for this incredible City.
“Thank you to everyone who assisted with the campaign and got behind Frankston – this City’s people are the reason it shines.”