Driving tourism growth in Bayside

25 September 2013

A new tourism strategy will balance the growth of tourism in Bayside with preserving the character, environment and local amenity of the city.

Initiatives to support local tourism include building on Bayside’s existing tourism strengths, developing new tourism opportunities, effectively branding and marketing Bayside as a destination and fostering community and industry ‘ownership’ of tourism development.

Thanking all the local people and tourism stakeholders who contributed to the development of the strategy, Mayor Stephen Hartney said that the City of Bayside has a lot to offer local, interstate and international visitors.

“Tourism is a dynamic and established sector that can provide the Bayside community with future economic growth and lasting social benefits.

“Approximately 6 per cent of people who live in Bayside are employed in the tourism industry, either directly or indirectly.

“A healthy tourism sector supports improved lifestyle choices, facilities, services and employment opportunities, making Bayside an even more desirable destination in which to live, work and visit.

Council also resolved to increase the membership of its Bayside Tourism Network from 12 to 15 members to support the implementation of the new strategy and further growth of tourism in Bayside. 

The advisory group was established by Council in 2001. Four new members were appointed to the network for a two year term. The new members are Michael Lee, Alexandra Eastgate, Jo Taylor and Corey Gorander.

For further information about tourism in Bayside, contact Council on 9599 4444.  To view a copy Bayside’s Tourism Strategy visit the Council website

 


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