The 2022 Maleny Wood Expo has been cancelled.
Barung Landcare announced that with “much disappointment” the expo would be cancelled due to concerns about Covid and the health and wellbeing of the local community.
“We and our exhibitors have been actively planning this year’s Expo since September 2021. Things had looked very promising up to December and we genuinely looked forward to a bumper event to reignite community enthusiasm, and a wonderful Expo experience,” Barung’s Ian McMaster wrote in a statement.
“However, the rapid emergence of the omicron variant of COVID 19 across Queensland and the country, has forced us to seriously rethink our plans.”
“The factors that are crucial to us are the health and wellbeing of the local community, the support and ability of our exhibitors and visitors to participate, and our capacity to keep faith with our visitors by providing an outstanding event. “
Mr McMaster wrote that with only eight weeks until the expo, a decision had to be made about whether it was safe and viable to continue.
“Unfortunately we are not confident at this point that we can deliver on these three crucial factors,” he wrote.
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