Over $5 million to be spent by the Queensland Govt. to create new tourism experiences

Published on : Tuesday, November 14, 2017

indexThe Queensland Labor Government will now aim on converting Tasmanian tourists to the Whitsundays, if re-elected in the forthcoming election of the state.


Steven Miles, the National Parks Minister declared from the Whitehaven Beach lookout today that over $5 million would be contributed towards building eco-cabins in order to house tourists taking part in bushwalking track on Whitsunday Island in a bid to “create new tourism experiences”.


Dr Miles explained that this was the type of excitement that proved successful in parts of Tasmania.


To quote Miles, “(But) while Tasmania only has a couple of pretty spots Queensland is covered in them; our coastline has amazing islands from the border to Cape York and that means our investment has been spread across all those places…Queensland is really spoilt for choice. We listened to the industry who said they could create more jobs if they had new experiences to offer and this is one of those new experiences, it will bring more people here and help tourism operators create more jobs.”


Al Grundy, the tourism Whitsundays chairman settled with Dr Miles assessment and stated that it would offer another “string in the industry’s bow”.


He said, “it will just be an asset for tourism and the investment from government into the Whitsundays and the industry is applauding the government for this move. The Whitsundays is on fire, we are just booming – we have continued our growth and these infrastructure investments will help us manage our growth into the future.”


Mr Grundy explained other Whitsunday candidates were yet to talk about their priorities in terms of tourism and was “looking forward” to seeing their positions.


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