Council in Nature Coast partnership
GYMPIE Mayor Ron Dyne has endorsed the new Nature Coast partnership project, which brings together tourism bodies from the Sunshine Coast to Fraser Coast in an effort to drive visitation to the wider coastal area.
"I fully support the concept of working in partnership to deliver effective marketing strategies that aim to benefit all," said Cr Dyne.
"From biospheres to laidback lifestyles, the natural landscape and communities within the broader coastal area do offer something very unique and much-desired, so it seems a lot can be gained from taking a collaborative approach."
Late last year, Gympie Regional Council announced it would be playing a stronger, long-term role in marketing the region as a destination of choice for holiday makers, new residents and new business.
Cr Dyne said the council would be considering how it could contribute to the Nature Coast project once new arrangements were put in place.
"Council is currently working through a process of transitioning tourism services to council from Gympie Cooloola Tourism, which is a Nature Coast partner," he said.
"Council will be taking on the day-to-day operations of tourism services, including the management of visitor information centres, and will also be looking at strategies to promote the region as the ideal place to live, work and play.
"Our aim is for no disruption to the delivery of services - a desire shared by the GCT board."