Fraser Coast wants to be on drive tourism map

Tourism Minister Jann Stuckey announces a new plan for drive tourism in Queensland.
Tourism Minister Jann Stuckey announces a new plan for drive tourism in Queensland. Max Fleet

A NEW strategy from the State Government to help regional areas cash in on the drive tourism market is good news for the Fraser Coast, councillor Stuart Taylor says.

Tourism Minister Jann Stuckey launched the Queensland Drive Tourism Strategy in Bargara on Thursday.

The strategy has an outlook to 2020 and includes issues such as the quality of roads and signage, technology used by accommodation providers and impacts from the resource sector.

Ms Stuckey said the strategy's 29 initiatives would be implemented over the next three years.

Cr Taylor, who is in charge of the tourism and regional marketing portfolio, said the council would work closely with the State Government on the proposals in the progressive strategy.

A major component includes addressing the decline in caravan parks and camping accommodation and examining the impact non-commercial caravan parks have had on their commercial counterparts.

"That is a discussion that we really need to have," Cr Taylor said.

"We are a big caravanning destination."

Cr Taylor said growing the drive market in nearby regions would also help the Fraser Coast.

"They go to maybe four different destinations during their travels and we want to be one of them," he said. Visit dtesb.qld.gov.au to view the full strategy.

Topics:  council, drive, fraser coast, jann stuckey, map, minister, stuart taylor, tourism




Local Real Estate

finda logo
Featured Real Estate
STEEL FRAME HOMES OWNER... STEEL FRAME HOMES OWNER BUILDERS Great deals to suite each Individual. Quality, ...
FULLY SELF CONTAINED MOD... FULLY SELF CONTAINED MOD HOMES $14,990K for 6 x 2.4 x 2.5m ...
350M TO THE BEACH PLUS... Offers Over...
House 5 2 2
LARGE 2854 m2 ELEVATED... $220,000
Residential Land Claire Bliganut proudly presenting for the first time to the market this ...

Featured Jobs

finda logo

Fraser Coast jobs listed daily


Featured Jobs
FULL TIME WEB... Fortitude Valley Full Time 75,000 - 90,000
Retail Sales... Torquay Full Time
GENERAL MANAGER ... Gladstone Full Time $120 - $150
Receptionist / Admin... Maryborough Part Time


Local Partners

LATEST DEALS AND OFFERS

Free Seed Packets

with token from today's paper
Learn More

Cars For Sale

Find cars for sale online now.
Learn More

Property Listings

Post an ad from $30
Learn More

Local Profile

Stay Connected

Get the news as it happens, in your inbox

You can change the newsletters you are subscribed to when you edit your profile

Edit Profile


Special Offers

Latest deals and offers

View today's ePaper!

Read the digital edition
Learn More

Horoscopes

Virgo

Move beyond your typical tastes and explore what's possible in cuisine. Cooking will be high on your agenda right now. Someone may make an...

read more

Marketplace

Special Offers & Promotions

Compare & Save