Newspaper article Fraser Coast Chronicle (Hervey Bay, Australia)

Pomp and Ceremony but Where's the Cash?

Newspaper article Fraser Coast Chronicle (Hervey Bay, Australia)

Pomp and Ceremony but Where's the Cash?

Article excerpt

SHE turned up, cut a ribbon and smiled for the camera but according to Kingfisher Bay Resort chief David Hay, Tourism Minister Jan Jarratt came to Hervey Bay this week with empty pockets.

Yesterday Mr Hay said he was aquite frankly flabbergasteda by the State Government's snub of the Fraser Coast's tourism industry in the recently released State Budget.

He said hundreds of millions of dollars had been promised to regions around the state but not one cent would benefit the local area.

While he believes the region's operators and government departments need to take responsibility for what he believes is a disorganised industry, Mr Hay is furious the Fraser Coast didn't even get a look-in.

aWe've done a bad job of planning,a Mr Hay said.

aI have been to so many meetings and seen so many blueprint plans and it really annoys me that after all that energy we still don't know what we want to be as a tourism industry.

aI'm just absolutely gutted that as a community we have been completely overlooked. …

Search by... Author
Show... All Results Primary Sources Peer-reviewed

Oops!

An unknown error has occurred. Please click the button below to reload the page. If the problem persists, please try again in a little while.