Qld local mayor praises Australian Survivor

Some crew enjoyed Charters Towers so much, they decided to buy property.

Filming of Australian Survivor completed in Charters Towers before Christmas.

Local mayor Frank Beveridge praised the production after it hosted up to 350 extra people for seven months.

“The hugely popular reality TV show was deeply embedded in our community over the last few months, building sets, setting up production offices and basecamp, and filming at various locations,” he said. “We feel very fortunate to have been able to facilitate the production of this season of Australian Survivor, demonstrating that we are a film-friendly location.”

The North Queensland Register reports, so greatly did crew members immerse themselves in all aspects of Charters Towers that some bought houses in town while others sought out business opportunities.

Cr Beveridge said it was estimated that over $5m had been spent in the region during the production, combined with individual crew members injected between $1m and $2m into the local economy.

He has previously noted how the series came to the town’s economic rescue during pandemic downturns.

The series begins on 10 on January 31.

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