Whitsundays set to receive investment in tourism infrastructure
Jones said the State Government would work with Austrade and Tourism Australia to “usher in a new era of tourism investment in the Whitsundays”.
“We want to do all we can to attract new investment to the Whitsundays including new hotels and resorts and new tourist attractions that will inspire more visitors to come to the region, grow the local economy and support more tourism jobs,” she said.
The five-year strategy will scope out local investment opportunities and target international investors.
Tourism Whitsundays CEO Craig Turner said Jones’ announcement was perfectly timed.
“Visitation to the Whitsundays has seen record growth of 30 per cent,” he said.
“The Whitsundays carried the greatest number of visitors to the Great Barrier Reef last financial year and we are on track this year to exceed one million visitors to the GBR Marine Park in the Whitsundays, for the first time ever.
“The size of the investment committed to the Whitsundays will generate jobs and prosperity for our region going forward.”