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Have your say on tourism strategy

Bundaberg Tourism survey
A survey has been made available to gather insights and sentiments for the Bundaberg Region as a destination and its future. Photo: Bundaberg Tourism

Bundaberg Tourism is encouraging the community to have a say on the latest Destination Management Plan tourism strategy that aims to take the region into the future.

Chairman Ross Peddlesden said tourism was a major driver of the region's economy and there would be plenty of opportunities to showcase Bundaberg across the next decade.

“As we look ahead to the next 10 years, there are many opportunities on the horizon, not least of all the Brisbane 2032 Olympic and Paralympic Games, putting Queensland as a destination on the world stage,” he said.

“As the reputation and offering of the Bundaberg Region continues to grow, it is vital that we have broad response from right across the region into this valuable piece of work for the future of Bundaberg as a destination.

“A healthy and sustainable tourism industry supports a prosperous economy and can influence economic, social and environmental outcomes for the region.”

Bundaberg Tourism CEO, Katherine Reid said the opportunities that the tourism industry generated had wide-reaching impacts for the entire community.

“With the world evolving rapidly since the major disruptions of COVID, there is untapped opportunity for our region as we boom as both a desirable leisure destination and an exciting place to live and work,” she said.

“We are calling on the entire community to help us co-design a visionary and progressive strategy for the future of the Bundaberg Region, and would really value your input into the survey”.

A survey has been made available to gather insights and sentiments for the Bundaberg Region as a destination, and its future.

It will take approximately 20 minutes to complete and be accessed here.

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  1. More has to be done on intrastructure I. e most walkways need to be widened and Burnett Heads in particular needs a huge makeover along the waterfront

  2. What we need is advertising. Most of our Tourist attractions, eateries & hotels are top notch all you have to do is get the visit Bundaberg word out.

  3. What we need is what we haven’t got…

    1. A proper night life. Eg Night clubs where you can dance & rave, night shopping & later dining.
    2. A functional & reworked CBD.
    3. Fraser Island Cleaned up, rehabilitated & looked after to reduce chance & impact of fires.
    4. A improved homeless solution.
    5. Bigger & Better accommodation with more rooms & features.

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