Help shape Moreton Bay's tourism future

Help shape Moreton Bay's tourism future

Mayor Peter Flannery is urging industry, residents and anyone who loves Moreton Bay to have their say in the ‘Shaping Our Tourism Future’ survey that’s just opened.

“Build it and they will come,” Mayor Flannery said.

“But in order to know what to build, we first want to make sure that the thoughts and aspirations of people in our region are guiding this new wave of investment.

“So please tell us your thoughts on how we can make Moreton Bay the most exciting place to visit in South East Queensland!”

We’re looking for your ideas on tourism infrastructure opportunities to:

  • Create new drive tourism destinations
  • Unlock new recreation
  • Enhance or improve existing attractions
  • Fill any gaps on attractions/activities we might be missing
  • Enhance our recreation trails and interaction with nature
  • Support indigenous and cultural tourism
  • Make Moreton Bay the most accessible tourism destination in southeast Queensland

Tourism key to future success

The Moreton Bay Region is a diverse area, spanning more than 2,037 square kilometres and boasting everything from rural townships and urban centres to coastal villages.

Mayor Flannery said as one of Australia's fastest growing urban regions, it will be critical to drive new tourism investment to create the jobs and opportunities needed in the wake of coronavirus.

“Prior to the outbreak of coronavirus our industry was on a massive upward trajectory, in fact we’d just passed the $1 billion mark for the first time in terms of the amount of economic activity it brings to Moreton Bay.

“Tourism it supports local businesses, creates local jobs and enhances our region’s local economy and lifestyle.

“For too long the beauty of our region has been South East Queensland’s best kept secret, now it’s a secret I want to get out!

“Moreton Bay is home to some of Queensland's premier waterfront locations and pristine environmental areas, boasting everything from peaceful seaside towns to picturesque hinterland villages.

“Our hinterland region especially is an untapped resource, with sprawling natural beauty and unique vistas from the city, to the Glasshouse Mountains and across Moreton Bay - just a short drive from Brisbane.

“It’s truly remarkable, and with your advice we’ll be able to make this place something truly astounding.”

Council is developing a plan to identify new or expanded tourism opportunities on council-controlled land that will help support further growth in the region’s tourism industry.

Tourism supports local businesses, creates local jobs and enhances our region’s local economy and lifestyle.

Have your say

Council is seeking feedback from community and industry via an online survey. We’re looking for your ideas on tourism infrastructure opportunities that could:

  • create a destination for the drive tourism market
  • expand or enhance greater activation of an existing attraction
  • create/integrate complementary private tourism investment/activities and on land adjacent to private facilities
  • opportunities that support accessible tourism and explore how Moreton Bay can become the most accessible tourism destination in southeast Queensland
  • opportunities that support indigenous and cultural tourism.

This feedback will provide Council with critical insights into tourism opportunities across the region that will help inform this project.

Consultation is now open, closing Sunday 17 January 2021.

HAVE YOUR SAY

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