Sustainable tourism – the key to Gloucester’s economic future.
Draft Destination Management Plan 2017-18 now on display
We’re seeking feedback on the draft Destination Management Plan which provides a framework to guide sustainable tourism development over the next 15 to 20 years.
The draft Plan identifies the MidCoast’s competitive advantage and looks to a future which more effectively leverages the region’s natural assets, local character and environmental credentials to promote the MidCoast as a leading provider of nature and adventure-based tourism.
Click through to see the MidCoast Tourism Destination Management Plan here. You can submit comments until 23 August 2017.
Do you run a business that serves visitors in Gloucester or in the surrounding valleys and villages? These visitors can be daytrippers from neighbouring regions, business travellers, people visiting friends and relatives in Gloucester, or tourists passing through or those staying overnight. Then you may wish to be part of this sustainable industry. Download the Membership Prospectus for more details.
Whilst other information centres are being closed across the state, we are very lucky to have the financial support of MidCoast Council to keep our Visitor Information Centre open. However it’s the membership fees of the local operators that provide the marketing funds.
Your support of our Visitor Economy via membership of Gloucester-Barrington Tops Tourism is essential for the destinational marketing of our beautiful region. Marketing opportunities are severely limited without your paid membership. There are several membership levels to choose from, and the membership criteria is listed in the Membership Prospectus. We invite you to join us.
Tourism is everyone’s business. The Visitor Economy of the Gloucester region contributes $51 million annually to the local economy (as at Sep 2014). The statistics for the whole country are compiled by the independent body Tourism Research Australia and then the New South Wales reports are published by the state government on DestinationNSW website.
Click the links below to download the published reports and see just how impressive this sustainable industry is!
- Great Lakes
- Greater Taree
- Hunter Region (Gloucester is included in this regional summary)