Help define role of tourism in sustainable future

Noosa Council is seeking feedback from residents, ratepayers, businesses and industry on how to sustainably manage the future of Noosa Shire as a destination.

An on-line survey for the Destination Management Plan has been launched, seeking feedback from everyone in the community.

Acting Mayor Frank Wilkie encouraged those who live and work here to ensure they have a say in shaping their future.

“Local people and their relationship to place are at the forefront of decision making,” Cr Wilkie said.

“It’s important we capture all ideas and views regarding Noosa as a community and sustainable tourism destination into the future.”

The five-minute survey asks a range of questions about Noosa, the type and volume of visitors the community would like and the benefits that can be derived from the visitor economy to our business sector, lifestyle and employment opportunities.

CEO Scott Waters said the survey will help develop a sustainable plan that can optimise the benefits to the whole community.

“Our aim is to bring together many different perspectives to achieve a common goal of developing a well-managed and sustainable visitor destination for future generations to enjoy,” Mr Waters said.

“we are really keen for as many people as possible to share their views,

“It gives Council the opportunity to listen and understand what the community thinks and feels about our visitor economy so we can plan for a sustainable future,” he said.

Information collected will guide Council in the development of the Plan, which Mr Waters says will allow for all elements of the visitor economy to be considered, including the implications and constraints of resource management on future growth.

To take the survey or to know more about the Destination Management Plan process, visit

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