TOURISM in the Bickley Valley is primed to leverage from the direct flights between Perth to London which kicked off last month.
The region provided the back drop for discussions on tourism last week after Liberal Member for East Metropolitan Region Donna Faragher invited the Opposition Spokeswoman for Tourism Libby Mettam to meet with representatives from the City of Kalamunda, Kalamunda Chamber of Commerce and the Perth Hills Vignerons’ Association.
“The visit arose from meetings that I recently held with the Kalamunda Chamber of Commerce and City of Kalamunda where we discussed the value of tourism to the City and surrounding districts,” Mrs Faragher said.
“It was an important opportunity to hear directly from both City and Chamber representatives as well as the Perth Hills Vignerons Association about the value of tourism to the region as well as the challenges that can come with growing the sector.”
Mrs Faragher said the Bickley Valley’s close proximity to the city and Perth Airport made the Perth Hills an ideal tourism destination.
“The Perth Hills is a beautiful part of Perth and there is such a diverse range of activities that local, interstate and overseas visitors can enjoy,” she said.
Mrs Mettam said the visit was a valuable opportunity to get an appreciation of the value of the Perth Hills area as a growing tourism precinct.
“It is these unique interests of this region that I will take into account when advocating for a better outcome for tourism for WA,” she said.
“The region has all the fundamentals for a strong tourism brand going forward given the local produce, wine and the beautiful landscape and history of the area.”