Sustainable Visitation Strategy 2020 to 2030

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The draft Sustainable Visitation Strategy and Tourism Resilience discussion paper are open for feedback.

Please read the Tourism Resilience discussion paper alongside the draft Byron Shire Sustainable Visitation Strategy 2020 to 2030 and provide your feedback using the online form.

Impacts of COVID-19 on the development of the Strategy

In 2019 we started our new 10 year tourism plan process to deliver our Sustainable Visitation Strategy 2020 to 2030.

Read more about feedback from earlier consultation.

The draft SVS was considered at a Council Planning meeting on 19 March 2020 with a view to proceed to public exhibition. Due to the impacts of COVID-19 the exhibition of the draft SVS was then placed on hold.

Tourism Resilience Discussion Paper

Since March, Council has been engaging with the tourism industry to understand the impacts of COVID-19 and to revise the economic and tourism forecast data. We have gathered this information together into a Tourism Resilience Discussion Paper. The paper opens up a discussion about the resilience of our tourism industry and the wider community during events such as natural disasters and pandemics.

The discussion paper contains the following:

  1. A snapshot of the current visitor economy in Byron shire
  2. The impacts of COVID-19 on the visitor economy and wider community
  3. Revised visitor forecast to 2030 and
  4. Current and future visitor trends

Please read the Tourism Resilience discussion paper alongside the draft Byron Shire Sustainable Visitation Strategy 2020 to 2030 and provide your feedback using the online form.

Feedback closes Friday 11 December 2020.

The draft Sustainable Visitation Strategy and Tourism Resilience discussion paper are open for feedback.

Please read the Tourism Resilience discussion paper alongside the draft Byron Shire Sustainable Visitation Strategy 2020 to 2030 and provide your feedback using the online form.

Impacts of COVID-19 on the development of the Strategy

In 2019 we started our new 10 year tourism plan process to deliver our Sustainable Visitation Strategy 2020 to 2030.

Read more about feedback from earlier consultation.

The draft SVS was considered at a Council Planning meeting on 19 March 2020 with a view to proceed to public exhibition. Due to the impacts of COVID-19 the exhibition of the draft SVS was then placed on hold.

Tourism Resilience Discussion Paper

Since March, Council has been engaging with the tourism industry to understand the impacts of COVID-19 and to revise the economic and tourism forecast data. We have gathered this information together into a Tourism Resilience Discussion Paper. The paper opens up a discussion about the resilience of our tourism industry and the wider community during events such as natural disasters and pandemics.

The discussion paper contains the following:

  1. A snapshot of the current visitor economy in Byron shire
  2. The impacts of COVID-19 on the visitor economy and wider community
  3. Revised visitor forecast to 2030 and
  4. Current and future visitor trends

Please read the Tourism Resilience discussion paper alongside the draft Byron Shire Sustainable Visitation Strategy 2020 to 2030 and provide your feedback using the online form.

Feedback closes Friday 11 December 2020.

  • Feedback from earlier consultation

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    20 Oct 2020

    In 2019 we started our new 10 year tourism plan process to deliver our Sustainable Visitation Strategy 2020-2030.

    This Strategy will replace the Byron Shire Tourism Management Plan 2008 -2018(PDF, 962KB).

    We received 1200 survey responses, and collated feedback from hundreds of people who attended visitor forums, kitchen table discussions and who attended industry meetings.

    We also worked with 26 randomly selected residents and ratepayers on a community solutions panel to determine what we need to do to deliver sustainable tourism in the future.

    Feedback on the Draft Vision

    Using all the feedback we have received we’ve come up with a draft vision for our Byron Shire Sustainable Visitation Strategy 2020-2030.

    Byron Shire supports a visitor economy that cares for and respects our residents, protects our natural environment, celebrates our cultural diversity and shares our social values.

    Feedback on the Draft Vision closed on Thursday 19 December, 2019.