Wednesday, 17 October 2018 Sydney

Next step in Freycinet upgrade::

Freycinet is one of Tasmania’s premier tourism hotspots, with locals and visitors flocking to the area in droves to experience the region’s stunning natural areas.

With visitation up seven per cent to a record 292,000 for 2016-17, Freycinet is still the State's most visited national park and remains vitally important to the East Coast as tourists visit and spend in our local tourism businesses, shops and eateries.

We want to ensure the area continues to build and attract even more visitors, and I am pleased to announce Emma Riley and Associates have been selected to develop a long-term master plan for the area.

The master plan is a vital step forward to ensuring that we can continue to showcase the area, and will help us achieve our target to increase visitor overnight stays in regional areas by 70 per cent and increase visitor spend by 50 per cent by 2022.

Emma Riley and Associates were selected following a recent tender process, and their extensive knowledge and experience will benefit this important tourism project.

The consultant will work with a steering committee comprised of tourism industry representatives, Local Government, State Government and the community to guide the development of the master plan.