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Planning moves for Victoria’s natural icons positive for tourism industry

21 /02/ 2013 Comments are Closed

The state’s tourism peak body has today welcomed the introduction of a bill to Parliament adjusting the boundaries of the Alpine National Park and Falls Creek Alpine Resort saying the move will better accommodate tourism activity and enhance the visitor experience in one of Victoria’s key natural landmarks.

Victoria Tourism Industry Council (VTIC) Chief Executive Dianne Smith says, “We are pleased that the Victorian Government is actively recognising the importance of Victoria’s natural assets and the significance of these attractions to the tourism industry.

“This change paves the way for further appropriate investment in the Falls Creek area, which will make this region even more attractive to visitors, particularly those partaking in cycling and altitude training activities.

“We urge the government to continue enabling private investment in appropriate tourism infrastructure, through fast tracking the implementation of the government-supported recommendations from the Victorian Competition and Efficiency Commission’s Inquiry into Tourism in 2012.

“Allowing further private investment around key Victorian landmarks will add depth to the state’s regional tourism product offering and increase the benefits the visitor economy brings to Victoria, such as jobs.”

The announcement by Minister for Environment and Climate Ryan Smith was supported by a further announcement today by Planning Minister Matthew Guy of new planning statements which feature strategies to ensure that key areas of the Mornington Peninsula, the Yarra Valley, Macedon Ranges and Bellarine Peninsula are preserved and enhanced for use by present and future generations as unique local areas.

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