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Mission of Consul Napolitano to Southern Downs Regional Council



Mission of Consul Napolitano to Southern Downs Regional Council

The Consul of Italy in Brisbane, Salvatore Napolitano, led from 25 to 27 February a joint coordinated mission of Italian representatives in Queensland to the Southern Downs Regional Council (SDRC), Stanthorpe and Warwick. The Consul was accompanied by the President of the Chamber of Commerce, Filippo D'Arro, the President of the Comites Mariangela Stagnitti, the Secretary of the Comites Fabio Orlando, and the Co.As.It Community Services CEO Dina Ranieri.

Thanks to the exquisite and excellent collaboration and organisation of Mayor Vic Pennisi and the Council, the visit offered concrete opportunities of collaboration in agro-industry, machinery and components for agricultural production, as well as in the sector of technological innovation and renewable energy. Great interest was shown locally for the Italian know-how in terms of wine production and sustainable management of water resources.

The Italian Delegation visited the Stanthorpe State High School, which since 1995 has set up an Italian cultural enrichment program for its approximately 800 students, and the Queensland College of Wine and Tourism, which carries out research and teaching activities in the field of gastronomy, of agricultural and wine production and whose representatives showed interest in working together with Italian counterparts.

At the meeting with the members of the Italian community who attended the dinner organised by the Council on February 25 at the International Club of Stanthorpe, Consul Napolitano underlined the example of the many Italian nationals - "pioneers" as they also like to call themselves - who with their hard work have built a prosperous future for themselves, their own families and the territory of the Granite Belt. As a further sign of the attention of the Italian institutions for the local community, Napolitano also announced an upcoming consular mission in the area.

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stanthorpe state high school

ricevimento international club