Wanneroo Council endorses tourism plan

Scott McLaughlin pushing hard at Barbagallo Raceway. File Picture: Barnsiesphotos
Scott McLaughlin pushing hard at Barbagallo Raceway. File Picture: Barnsiesphotos

A PLAN to drive jobs in tourism and boost the economy in the City of Wanneroo has received council endorsement.

The council endorsed the Tourism Plan 2019-2024 plan at its June 4 meeting following public consultation.

During consultation, the City received feedback from Wanneroo Botanic Golf, The Marina Mindarie, Chocolate Drops, Northern Beaches Cycling Club, the Shire of Chittering and Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions.

The plan identified several projects that could have a transformational impact on the tourism industry, including development of Yanchep Lagoon, Quinns Rocks Caravan Park and local public golf courses.

It also identified Barbagallo Raceway, which the City is working with the Sporting Car Club of WA to develop a master plan for the venue to attract national and international events, including supercars.

“The plan identifies ways to create destination places, increase the benefits of the visitor economy and generate jobs,” Mayor Tracey Roberts said.

“With more direct flights from Europe and Asia, and non-stop London to Perth flights, Perth is likely to experience an increase in inbound international visitors, and our coastline, wildlife and food will be very attractive to those tourists.

“Tourism opportunities identified for the City include activating the coastline and nature based experiences and increasing the number and variety of events.

City of Wanneroo residents can get discounted parks passes for Yanchep National Park.

“Important iconic drawcard businesses and destinations need to continue to be supported such as Yanchep National Park, Wanneroo Botanic Golf and The Marina Mindarie, as well as encouraging growth and investment from new attractions and experiences.

“Yanchep National Park is the City’s most visited tourist destination and as part of the Plan, the City will continue to subsidise the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions’ popular Yanchep Parks Pass program.

“This provides City residents with the opportunity to purchase a subsidised annual pass from the department for $13, which is the same price as a single day entry fee.

“The plan will further develop the City as a unique destination for visitors from near and far to enjoy and to position the City as a vibrant destination with exciting events and attractions.

“The City is looking forward to expanding its national and international events as part of its agreement with Sports Marketing Australia.”

Each projects has or will undergo separate public consultation to ensure that they align with community goals.

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