The Queenscliffe Herald will begin delivering from 600 homes, locally in the Queenscliffe Borough, to over 20,000 homes across the Bellarine, starting from the September issue onwards.
The big changes coming to the Herald are all with one strong vision in mind; to engage the community, promote tourism to the region and uplift the local businesses working hard throughout the Covid-19 pandemic.
Inside this issue you’ll already begin to see some of these changes. We’ve upgraded the quality of the paper and we’re exploring, with our team of graphic designers, certain styles to enhance the content we share with you; from our advertising to our stories.
Our team is using the most up-to-date technology and designing software to make sure our advertisers are getting the most from our product. We’re going to be working very closely with you to achieve the highest quality designs.
While the relationships we build in the community grow stronger, so will the caliber of our content. A major focus for content moving forward is to generate foot traffic and sales for the businesses in our community. We aim to do this by promoting all of the best upcoming events in the region.
The last 18 months has been a tough road for many of us, particularly those working in the arts industry. When your income relies solely on events and engaging in the community, to have that stripped away with lockdown after lockdown has been debilitating.
That’s why the Queenscliffe Herald will maintain a strong pursuit in promoting local artists and their upcoming events. We think these people deserve a certain spotlight and we strive to highlight the hard work they’ve been doing behind closed doors.
While there will be a lot of fresh and exciting changes to the Herald, there is an understanding of maintaining the strong community roots the paper has built over it’s 22 years of publication.
Local news remains, with local correspondents focusing on what makes the community tick. We’re committed to presenting the news that affects you, as it happens over the course of each month. We’ll continue the Herald’s strong relationship with local and federal MPs, with direct insights into their action within the community.
Over the years the Herald has had great coverage of the rich history of Queenscliff. It’s important to us this tradition continues moving forward, as we know how important it is to our readers.
As the style and content of your paper begins to evolve, the community is invited to share its feedback on the direction we’re taking. We welcome and encourage our readers to engage with us. Feel free to introduce yourself and any comments or story ideas you have at [email protected]. We look forward to engaging with you in the future.