Port Macquarie-Hastings Council has embarked on a whole of region destination management planning process. The process follows the nationally recognised approach developed by the Australian Regional Tourism Network and focuses on Destination Management as an ongoing process. This process is one in which industry, government and community leaders plan for the future and manage a destination. Our destination is considered holistically and encompasses all industry sectors, not just ‘tourism’.
Leveraging off the Towards 2030 Community Strategic Plan, Port Macquarie-Hastings Council views Destination Management as one way we can achieve sustainable growth, engender industry viability and encourage the development and protection of key products and assets.
This process dovetails into clear directives communicated by the NSW State Government within the Visitor Economy Action Plan (Dec 2012) that from 1 July 2013, destinations are required to have conducted a Destination Management Strategy/Plan to be eligible to access funding programs administered by Destination NSW. The Destination Management process is also important for our destination as it aims to bring our community together to enhance the financial and social benefits of visitor expenditure.
The Destination Management Plan required input from industry, government and community leaders to plan for the future and manage our destination. The Economic Development team within Council will work closely with these groups to facilitate implementation and reporting. If you require any further information in relation to the Destination Management Plan, please contact Council's Destination Management Coordinator - Jane Ellis on (02) 6581 8014 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Download the Greater Port Macquarie Destination Management Plan.9MB pdf(PDF, 9MB)
This page was last updated on: 23 April 2019