Published on : Monday, February 20, 2017
Tim Nicholls, the opposition leader of Queensland has asked councils to start acting on the proposed plan of the party to introduce an impressive Wi-Fi hotspot plan with an aim to boost the struggling theme parks located on the Gold Coast.
Mr. Nicholls had visited Dreamworld on Monday.
He had rode a rollercoaster and also watched a tiger demonstration. Thereafter, he discussed the $3 million plan to establish Wi-Fi hotspots in as many as 500 crucial tourist attractions all across the region.
He mentioned that the party has absolutely no intention of underplaying the tragedy of last year that had claimed four lives.
However, it has plans to promote tourism goals that would motivate travellers to visit major tourism attractions including the theme parks of Gold Coast that have on the receiving end of a downturn ever since that incident. The tourism sector plays a crucial role in Queensland as it is among the major foundations of their economy.
This is solely the reason why they have been meeting here to discuss the plans of setting up Wi-Fi hubs to support the theme parks, according to Mr. Nicholls.
Since the disaster, the theme park has witnessed a substantial downturn in terms of its revenue. No wonder, it has suffered more than 50% decline in footfall as compared to the same during the last year in January.
Mr. Nichollas said that they have already received expressions of eagerness for the 300 out of the 500 planned sites.
Previously, the government of Queensland had raised concerns about the proposal. It had stated that the new plan was a modified version of the Brisbane City Council’s Wi-Fi rollout in the city parks, but then the opposition has denied this.