Focus On... Tourism & Economic Development

  • Experience the high life
    Four councils from the New England high country have joined forces, launching an ambitious campaign to draw tourists to the many and varied attractions of the region.
  • Mackay invests in economic activities
    The Mackay region is one of the fastest growing areas in Queensland and, to ensure the region continues to grow and prosper, the Mackay Regional Council is investing in its economic future.
  • Setting a new WaterMarc
    Banyule City Council has undertaken a massive regeneration of the Greensborough precinct, with the WaterMarc leisure and aquatic facility taking centre stage.
  • Survey reveals a robust industry
    The Daylesford & Macedon Ranges Regional Tourism Board Inc. has announced the latest visitor survey results, revealing an 11.4 percent increase in visitation across the region, bringing total visitor numbers to 3.34 million in the year ending in June 2012.
  • Future directions in tourism & economic development
    From the Shire of Esperance Council ‘SuperTowns’ Team, Western Australia.
    In 2011, Esperance was chosen as one of nine Western Australian towns to participate in the State Government’s ‘SuperTowns’ program.
  • Big plans for Broome’s Chinatown
    The Broome community is being asked for its input into an extensive new strategy aimed at reinforcing Chinatown’s role as the historic and commercial heart of the town.
  • Beachside Scarborough gets major boost
    The City of Stirling and Tourism WA have joined forces, signing a three-year Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the intent of working together to create a quality beachside tourism precinct in Scarborough.
  • Council consults on vital precinct development
    Liverpool City Council in New South Wales has worked closely with the local community in determining the future for the Carnes Hill Precinct, with positive results for all concerned.
  • More than a museum
    Since opening in 2011, Newcastle Museum has gone from strength to strength, gaining accolades for its sustainable design, its exhibitions, and the sensitive restoration of the historic Honeysuckle site.
  • Campbelltown’s ‘Food Trail’ exceeds expectations
    Campbelltown City Council, located at the base of the Adelaide foothills, has turned a history of local gourmet food production into a highly successful tourist and business enterprise.
  • Council celebrates tourism’s contribution
    The Colac Otway Shire Council and Otways Tourism hosted Tourism Week in September this year, acknowledging the sector’s significant contribution to the community and economy of the region.
  • ‘Cultural Vitality Plan’ turns one
    The City of Melville’s ‘Cultural Vitality Plan 2011-2014’ is the first ever three-year plan for the City, with its aim being to enhance and support cultural development throughout the community.
  • Our trees, our streets, our community
    Sutherland Shire in New South Wales has turned revenue raised from environmental offences into a successful community tree-planting program, revitalising the public spaces in the region.
  • Capalaba All Abilities Playground opens
    To the delight of children and parents alike, the Capalaba All Abilities Playground, in Redland in Queensland, was officially opened in September.
  • Major new reserve attracts hundreds
    Goldenfields, a new 12-hectare reserve developed by the City of Tea Tree Gully in northeast Adelaide, is already attracting hundreds of visitors each week to the large range of facilities on offer.
  • An innovative pipe rehabilitation and repair system
    The concept is simple, rehabilitating degraded underground and internal pipes without digging them up. From residential to commercial and industrial or high-rise buildings, it makes no difference, Nuflow can repair any type of pipe utilising the latest technologies in potable approved epoxy resins.
  • Grasshopper Turf lives up to the task
    A shortage of open space in the City of Greater Geraldton local government area saw a proposal to restore the Eadon Clarke Reserve to its former glory, with funding sourced from all levels of government and from the Eadon Clarke Management Committee.
  • COSSET Boardwalks, Bridges and Street Furniture
    Cosset Industries Australia Pty Ltd is a leading innovator, developer and supplier of recycled wood plastic composite products for a wide range of outdoor applications.