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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




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