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    Private Investment in tourism infrastructure
    Tourism on Queensland’s protected areas is an important contributor to Queensland’s economy. Tourism opportunities in semi-permanent low impact eco-tourism infrastructure on and adjacent to Queensland’s protected areas will be offered while retaining State ownership. Strict sustainability guidelines will ensure minimal impact on the surrounding environment and proponents will be required to dem

    Tourism in Protected Areas
    Tourism on Queensland’s protected areas is an important contributor to Queensland’s economy. Providing a system of management that enables the development of a sustainable nature-based tourism industry and ensures minimal impact on the unique natural values of our protected areas are fundamental objectives of the Tourism in Protected Areas policy. This policy also creates a more secure and busine

    Great Barrier Reef Protection Amendment Bill 2009
    The Great Barrier Reef (GBR) is an outstanding World Heritage site contributing 63,000 jobs and nearly $6 billion annually to the State economy, mainly from tourism. Agriculture in the GBR catchment, primarily cattle grazing and cane farming, is the major source of nutrients, sediment and pesticide run off to the Reef lagoon; the primary drivers of long term decline in Reef health. In October 200

    Senate FADTR Committee Inquiry - Torres Strait
    In 2009, the Senate made a referral to the Senate Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Committee for an inquiry and report on the ‘administration and management of matters relating to Australia’s northern air, sea and land approaches in the region of the Torres Strait’ (the Inquiry). Information for the Inquiry was sought primarily from those agencies which are part of the Queensland Torres Strait

    Tourism Action Plan to 2012
    The Tourism Action Plan is underpinned by the need for focussed government and industry action in the following strategic priority areas: Investing in tourism jobs; Building tourism infrastructure; Sales and marketing; and Research Consistent with the Queensland Tourism Strategy, the Department of Employment, Economic Development and Innovation will have overarching responsibility for leadin

    Report on the 2009 Nikon Super GP and options for the conduct of a motor sport event in 2010-2013
    The Gold Coast motor racing event, the Nikon SuperGP was held from 22–25 October 2009 at Surfers Paradise. An independent review was conducted by Mr David Williams and reported on the history, cost and economic benefit of the Gold Coast motor sport event; and provided conclusions and recommendations on the implications for Government concerning the future staging of the event. The Review noted t

    Qld Government submission to the Inquiry into grey nomad tourism
    In April 2010, the Parliamentary Economic Development Committee initiated an Inquiry into developing Queensland’s rural and regional communities through grey nomad tourism. Grey nomads (an affectionate term for older travellers who take to a road travel lifestyle and frequent Australia’s rural and regional sights) are an important section of the Queensland tourism market. The Queensland Govern

    Govt Response to Parl Committee Report No 5 on Grey Nomad Tourism
    On 17 February 2011, the Queensland Parliamentary Economic Development Committee tabled its Report No. 5: Inquiry into developing Queensland’s rural and regional communities through grey nomad tourism. Generally, the recommendations relate to the need for better statistics and analysis of the economic impact of grey nomads; ways of leveraging grey nomads to meet skills/employment needs; and offer

    Tourism Queensland and Events Queensland Appointments
    Tourism Queensland is a statutory body established under the Tourism Queensland Act 1979. It promotes and markets Queensland tourism domestically and overseas. Events Queensland is a propriety limited company established in 1989 to support and develop events that are capable of generating sustainable economic activity by attracting visitors from interstate and overseas. Cabinet endorsed that the

    Appointment and Remuneration of the chief executive officer and members of the Board of Tourism and Events Queensland
    The Tourism and Events Queensland Act 2012 (the Act) commenced on 11 December 2012. The Act transferred the assets and liabilities of Events Queensland to Tourism Queensland; continued Tourism Queensland in existence as Tourism and Events Queensland (TEQ); and implemented new governance arrangements and structure for TEQ. The Act establishes a Board for TEQ with responsibility for ensuring TEQ pe

    Appt of Chairperson to the Corporation of TQ and Events Qld
    Tourism Queensland is a statutory body established under the Tourism Queensland Act 1979. It promotes and markets Queensland tourism domestically and overseas. Events Queensland is a propriety limited company established in 1989 to support and develop events that are capable of generating sustainable economic activity by attracting visitors from interstate and overseas. Cabinet approved that Mr S

    Nature Conservation and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2012
    The Queensland Government is committed to growing a four pillar economy, focusing on tourism, agriculture, resources and construction. On 26 June 2012, the Premier reached a partnership agreement with the Queensland Tourism Industry Council as part of the DestinationQ initiative. Under this agreement, the Department of National Parks, Recreation, Sport and Racing (NPRSR) is chartered with inter al

    Tourism and Events Queensland Bill 2012
    Tourism Queensland is a statutory body established under the Tourism Queensland Act 1979 (the Act). It promotes and markets Queensland tourism domestically and overseas. Events Queensland is a propriety limited company established in 1989 to support and develop events that are capable of generating sustainable economic activity by attracting visitors from interstate and overseas. The Bill repeals

    Delivery on DestinationQ forum commitments
    The inaugural DestinationQ forum in Cairns on 25 and 26 June 2012 developed a program of priority actions to support the Queensland tourism industry in striving to achieve its 2020 industry growth target. As part of the proceedings a new industry-government Partnership Agreement and 12 Month Key Action Plan was endorsed by the Premier, the Minister for Tourism, Major Events, Small Business and

    DestinationQ Partnership Report
    In June 2012, the Queensland Government signed a Partnership Agreement with the Queensland Tourism Industry Council (QTIC) as part of the government’s new approach to tourism – DestinationQ. The agreement included a 25 point, 12 month Key Action Plan developed at the DestinationQ Forum in Cairns by 400 industry and government stakeholders. The Key Action Plan contained commitments from a range

    Qld Ecotourism Plan 2013-2020
    At the inaugural DestinationQ Forum in Cairns on 26 June 2012, there was a call for developing a new Plan, along with other initiatives to competitively position Queensland as a world leader in ecotourism. This Queensland Ecotourism Plan 2013-2020 (the Plan) seeks to provide tourism operators, government, community and other stakeholders with clear direction on how Queensland will leverage its com

    Security of Leasehold Land for the Island tourism industry
    The Minister for Natural Resources and Mines established a stakeholder roundtable to provide advice and feedback on state leasehold land rental issues specific to the tourism sector on 24 June 2013. Interim advice from the roundtable was that it had agreed that government should consider improved tenure security options to assist in attracting investment in the tourism sector. In addition to the

    Destination Success 20 year plan for Queensland Tourism
    In its 2012 tourism election policy, Returning the Queensland tourism industry to number one, the government committed to a 20 year plan for tourism in Queensland. At the 2013 DestinationQ Forum in August 2013 government and industry’s focus shifted to the longer term, and a 20 year vision for tourism in Queensland. At the forum, industry and government identified the major strategic directions ne

    Qld Eco and Sustainable Tourism Policy
    Queensland’s protected areas are key tourism attractions and recognised as an important part of the tourism economic pillar. The quality of these areas is increasingly recognised as providing a strong and unique competitive advantage in both domestic and international markets. Queensland’s five World Heritage Areas, more than any State in Australia, are key attractors particularly in the interna

    Destination Success 2014 State of the Industry Report
    During 2013, the Queensland Government worked with tourism operators and industry representatives to develop a shared long-term vision for Queensland tourism, with the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) megatrends research informing industry engagement. This research identified big changes ahead for the Queensland tourism industry. Launched in February 2014 by the

    Major Events Bill 2014
    The purpose of the Major Events Bill 2014 is to facilitate major events being held in Queensland. Major events legislation is desirable as major events are a significant contributor to Queensland’s economy. They attract both business investment and visitors to the state. Most other Australian States have major events legislation in place. Major events legislation will put Queensland on equal foot

    Construction and Tourism (Red Tape Reduction) Amendment Bill 2014
    The Government is committed to reducing red tape on industry and the community. The liquor and gaming red tape reduction program is being progressed in phases, with two Bills already delivered in May 2013 and November 2013. The Construction and Tourism (Red Tape Reduction) and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2014 will amend the Gaming Machine Act 1991 to reduce red tape on community clubs by: r

    Queensland Eco and Sustainable Tourism (QuEST) Policy - changes to policy framework
    The Government is committed to providing increased ecotourism opportunities in national parks, an objective clearly articulated in the Queensland Ecotourism Plan 2013-2020 and Destination Success – The 20-year plan for Queensland tourism. The Queensland Eco and Sustainable Tourism (QuEST) policy enables the full commercial opportunity to be available in protected areas. QuEST is being implemented

    Tourism and Events Queensland Board Appointment
    Tourism and Events Queensland Board (TEQ) is a statutory authority established under the Tourism and Events Queensland Act 2012. TEQ seeks to achieve economic and social benefits for the state through: marketing and promoting tourism in Queensland; tourism experience and destination development; and securing major events to be held in Queensland. TEQ also works in partnership with the Departmen

    Outcomes of the Tourism and Commonwealth Games Cabinet Committee
    In March 2015, the Tourism and Commonwealth Games Cabinet Committee (the TCGCC) was established with broad responsibilities for growing the visitor economy and the delivery of the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games (GC2018). The TCGCC meets quarterly. To date, meetings have been held in May and August 2015 and at its meetings, the TCGCC considered the following issues: the status of planning and

    Release of deliverables for DestinationQ forum
    The State of the Industry (SOTI) online report is about tracking the progress of the DestinationQ partnership, and the achievements of the government, industry and university partnership. It is also a key deliverable of the Destination Success Action Plan (2014-2015). The Queensland Tourism Industry Council (QTIC), regional tourism organisations, government agencies and universities have all cont

    Queensland Tourism Investment Guide 2016
    The Queensland Tourism Investment Guide is a first for Queensland and is aimed at promoting tourism investment and providing investors with preliminary information about the investment fundamentals in Queensland tourism regions. The guide complements current investment attraction efforts, is a useful resource to attract investment interest in Queensland and provides a product to serve the governme

    Implementing the Advance Queensland Connecting with Asia Strategy
    The Advance Queensland: Connecting with Asia Strategy forms an important part of the Advance Queensland agenda and aims to increase total overnight visitor expenditure. The Strategy builds on the success achieved in securing new and additional flights from China, Hong Kong and Canada into the Gold Coast, Cairns and Brisbane under the Attracting Aviation Investment Fund (AAIF). The investment will

    Draft strategy - Advancing Tourism 2016-20 Growing jobs for Queenslanders
    Over the past 12 months, the Queensland tourism industry has experienced unprecedented growth. To capitalise on this growth, Queensland requires a modern, focused and agile tourism strategy that will increase jobs, overnight visitor expenditure and visitor numbers by: capitalising on the Asia opportunity growing quality products, events and experiences building a skilled workforce and business cap

    Advancing Tourism 2016-20 - Growing Queensland Jobs
    In the year ending June 2016, the Queensland tourism industry has experienced very strong growth, with international visitors spending a record $5.1 billion in Queensland. During this period, China continued to be Queensland’s largest international tourism market with 468,000 Chinese travellers visiting the state, which was an increase of 30.5% over the previous year. These historic figures repres

    Working Holiday Maker Visa Review
    In August 2016, the Australian Government announced that it would be conducting a review of the broad range of issues affecting the supply and taxation of labour performed by working holiday maker visa holders (the WHM Review). The WHM Review included a proposal to remove the tax threshold for working holiday maker visa holders which would see the application of a tax rate of 32.5 per cent for no

    Submission to Australian Competition and Consumer Commission Cairns Petrol Market Study
    Fuel prices are an issue the Queensland Government has raised over the last 18 months in response to community concerns that motorist in Brisbane and in Queensland more broadly are paying more fuel than in other states. In April 2016, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) announced Cairns will be the fourth regional location to be studied as part of its petrol monitoring arrang

    Draft Queensland Tourism and Transport Strategy
    Transport is vital to tourism industry success in a large, decentralised state such as Queensland. Providing a first class visitor experience requires well-coordinated interaction between the tourism and transport sectors. Efficient, easily accessible and affordable transport provides opportunities for visitors, as well as locals, to experience more of Queensland’s destinations, attractions and ev

    Update on economic conditions and key issues in Rockhampton and surrounding region
    The economy of the Rockhampton region is dominated by mining, agriculture and tourism sectors. The Fitzroy region has been at the centre of the Queensland’s coal and LNG investment boom, while also fostering a growing service sector. The Queensland Government announced a number of significant initiatives for the broader Fitzroy region in the 2016-17 State Budget, including $823.2 million for infra

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    12 May, 2016

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