Newspaper article The Chronicle (Toowoomba, Australia)

Welcome Mat out for Jones

Newspaper article The Chronicle (Toowoomba, Australia)

Welcome Mat out for Jones

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Byline: Chris Calcino chris.calcino@thechronicle.com.au

TOOWOOMBA'S red carpet may be rolled out for one of the city's most vocal critics south of the border, Alan Jones.

The Toowoomba Chamber of Commerce and Industry plans to invite Sydney media personalities to see the city's development first-hand.

The 2GB radio announcer's unrelenting criticism of the Wagner family and its construction of Wellcamp Airport has started to raise some eyebrows among potential Sydney investors.

The media invitation is an effort to curb that negative turn.

"We would certainly like to show him around," Wagners managing director Denis Wagner said.

"Maybe by doing that, he will come to the realisation that a lot of things he's been saying are untrue.

"He is making all these assertions but has never been out here to the airport site."

Mr Wagner said dozens of requests for tours of the site had been granted.

"We intend to have a public open day in November a[pounds sterling] we just need to finalise the date," he said. …

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