Southern Great Barrier Reef has new lease on life

10 Jun 2015 11:36 AMJann Stuckey

Shadow Minister for Tourism, Jann Stuckey MP joined Member for Burnett Stephen Bennett MP for a return visit to Agnes Water and Town of 1770 to celebrate new tourism and small business initiatives.

“Since my last visit to this beautiful region eighteen months ago I can see significant investment in the local township area including the world class Lagoons 1770 Resort & Spa and a new shopping precinct,” Ms Stuckey said.

“The LNP government worked closely with Discovery Coast Tourism & Commerce Inc (DCTC) and GAPDL to develop a long term, twenty year strategy for the Southern Great Barrier Reef.

“I was thrilled to meet up with a host of tourism operators and hear of their enthusiasm to advance the Destination Tourism Plan, a key platform of the LNP’s vision for tourism.

“Innovative new signage including Instaflags scattered throughout the town has resulted in over 1,200 unique images on Instagram promoting the many attributes of this region.

“This is a fantastic way to drive visitation to this region and I commend everyone for their collaborative approach to boost brand recognition and awareness.”

Mr Bennett said he was delighted to see Jann Stuckey back in the region to witness firsthand how well the region was progressing.

“The visit was a great opportunity for the local tourism and business community to meet with the Shadow Minister and share their ideas for future development and key priorities,” Mr Bennett said.

“I’m particularly proud of this community. I take every opportunity to promote this great region and all it has to offer and will continue to do so.”

Secretary of DCTC Amber Rodgers said their local organisation is so very pleased to welcome Tourism’s Shadow Minister to our destination again.

“The new investment which has come to fruition in our community is significant. And we are all ready to take Jann’s advice and work together to grow our tourism industry,” Ms Rodgers said. 

[Ends] 10 June 2015