IS THE GOVERNMENT TAKING ADVICE FROM COMMERCIAL TOUR OPERATORS
Government beaurocrats move slowly as it has taken them years to see reality.They should be sacked more often in greater numbers as the commercial world has done to its workers. This will let them know that wrong, slow and or bad decisions will have consequences just as in the real world.Somebody in government has moved in the right direction and it has finally happened. They should be recognized and applauded.
The tour operators are being recognized and appreciated for their real worth to the tourist dollar. In the meantime I just hope that any clowns in the government who have delayed or opposed this initiative have or will be removed from their jobs
Maybe the dragged on talkfests are over by government & self serving groups????
Let’s get on with the Fraser Island Show….>>>
TOURISM operators in national parks such as Fraser Island will soon be able to apply for 30-year leases, with an option for further 30-year renewals.
Story goes that the dept of harbours & marine who hand out the leases in the Urangan harbour government held land have increased the rental of land to commerce in the Hervey Bay harbour presinct to unsustanainable levels where commerce is struggling.
The ‘fabulous’ Hervey Bay boat club for an example had their rent increased to horrendous levels not that long ago as well as the shops the stores and tourist operators in the urangan harbour complex & area [And they, the council think a name change for the harbour will fix the problem…Ha Ha Ha..] They live in government fairy land.
The kingfisher ‘crew’ went west to River Heads & established a new take off point because they had no choice and took the heart out of the Urangan harbour complex & it’s operators.
….WE THE PEOPLE.. As the saying goes.
All caused by government bullshit & people in the government system who have never contributed to commerce, had a real job or took any risks with their hard earned money or investments. So they are not perfect…..!!! Nor are we in commerce. At least we here in this country are not run by government dictators & the sun is shining and we are alive and happy healthy and sometimes wise. So I suppose we should be thankful.
Nevertheless the point needs to be made.
Halve the harbour rent [ Yes & change the name if you must] & we will stand a chance to revive the tourist economy of the Fraser Coast area.
Rainbow beach has always had a better environment for ‘escape’ tourists and has now captured the majority of backpacker travellers.
I WAS IN THE BACKPACKER & TRAVEL INDUSTRY AS WELL AS ACCOMMODATION, TOURS, ENTERTAINMENT,HOSPITALITY, HOTEL, RESTAURANT, NIGHTCLUB & MANY OTHER INDUSTRIES & I SEE WHAT I SEE.
Most of the people in all local governments have very little idea or serious experience of the real commercial world and or are mostly failed representatives of commerce.
National Parks Minister Steve Dickson said this week the government would move to amend the state’s conservation laws to deliver the leases, based on a committment made at major tourism forum Destination Q earlier this year.
Well done Mr Dickson. Perhaps you are a commercial animal after all & see $$$$ reality.
“These vital changes will act as a catalyst for strengthening a world-class eco-tourism industry in Queensland, establishing appropriate, environmentally friendly facilities built with natural integration as the most important feature,” he said.
Mr Dickson said the Nature Conservation and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2012 would also simplify the permit system for pre-existing infrastructure on national park estate land, such as powerlines, water pipelines and telecommunications towers.
Application processing times for leases are expected to be reduced by about 16 weeks once the legislation is passed.
Sourced from the local paper & published by Henry Sapiecha