Tourism Strategy: Register for workshops

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Consultation has concluded

Background

In May 2018 the City held a Tourism Visioning Workshop which 50 community members and key stakeholders attended. This was to set a direction for developing the City's first Tourism Strategy. Following the Tourism Visioning Workshop, a Tourism Community Reference Group was formed in June 2018 to engage interested community member and tourism operators to steer the direction of the Tourism Development Strategy.

Engagement Activities & Promotion

Following the formation of the Reference Group, extensive community consultation was proposed, with six workshops covering the key topic areas of: Agri-Tourism, Retail, Food and Wine, Accommodation, Active Adventures, Cycling and Sport, Special Events, Aboriginal Tourism, Tourism Support Services, Infrastructure, Marketing & Planning and Heritage Arts and Culture.
The workshops were promoted on the City's social media platforms, had two rounds of advertising in the Echo Newspaper and invitations were extended to the attendees of the May 2018 workshop and the Kalamunda Chamber of Commerce.

Following the resolution of the Ordinary Council Meeting on 26 February 2019 a 30 day public comment period concluding on 31 March 2019 was promoted to the community. Individual emails were sent out to workshop participants to encourage further input. Since the Council Resolution of 26 February 2019, a total of 14 formal comments were received. The majority of which were extremely positive.

Outcome

The Draft Tourism Development Strategy was endorsed by Council at the 25 June 2019 Ordinary Council Meeting.

Background

In May 2018 the City held a Tourism Visioning Workshop which 50 community members and key stakeholders attended. This was to set a direction for developing the City's first Tourism Strategy. Following the Tourism Visioning Workshop, a Tourism Community Reference Group was formed in June 2018 to engage interested community member and tourism operators to steer the direction of the Tourism Development Strategy.

Engagement Activities & Promotion

Following the formation of the Reference Group, extensive community consultation was proposed, with six workshops covering the key topic areas of: Agri-Tourism, Retail, Food and Wine, Accommodation, Active Adventures, Cycling and Sport, Special Events, Aboriginal Tourism, Tourism Support Services, Infrastructure, Marketing & Planning and Heritage Arts and Culture.
The workshops were promoted on the City's social media platforms, had two rounds of advertising in the Echo Newspaper and invitations were extended to the attendees of the May 2018 workshop and the Kalamunda Chamber of Commerce.

Following the resolution of the Ordinary Council Meeting on 26 February 2019 a 30 day public comment period concluding on 31 March 2019 was promoted to the community. Individual emails were sent out to workshop participants to encourage further input. Since the Council Resolution of 26 February 2019, a total of 14 formal comments were received. The majority of which were extremely positive.

Outcome

The Draft Tourism Development Strategy was endorsed by Council at the 25 June 2019 Ordinary Council Meeting.

Consultation has concluded
  • Background

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    28 July, 2020

    The City of Kalamunda has formed a Tourism Community Reference Group, consisting of tourism key players and passionate residents.

    We are calling on interested members of the community who want to give input into seven (7) sub themes that will inform the City’s inaugural Tourism Development Strategy.

    Please refer to the workshop dates below. To register your attendance, please do so via the online form below.

    Workshop dates:

    September

    Date
    Time
    Sub-theme
    Venue
    19 September 2018
    6pm - 8pm
    Agri-Tourism, Food & Wine, Accommodation and Retail

    City of Kalamunda Function Room, 2 Railway Road, Kalamunda

    25 September 2018

    6pm - 8pm
    Special Events
    Zig Zag Cultural Centre, Seminar Room, 50 Railway Road, Kalamunda
    **26 September 2018 [deferred]
    6pm - 8pm
    Active Adventures, Cycling and Sport
    City of Kalamunda Function Room, 2 Railway Road, Kalamunda
    27 September 2018
    10am - 12pm
    Heritage, Arts & Culture
    Perth Observatory, 337 Walnut Rd, Bickley


    **Please note this workshop has been deferred and combined with the Nature Based and Physical Attractions workshop on 17 October 2018.


    October

    Date
    Time
    Sub theme
    Venue
    2 October 2018
    10am - 12pm
    Aboriginal
    Perth Observatory, 337 Walnut Rd, Bickley
    17 October 2018
    6pm - 8pm
    Active Adventures, Cycling and Sport

    Nature Based and Physical Attractions
    City of Kalamunda Function Room, 2 Railway Road, Kalamunda
    24 October 2018
    6pm - 8pm
    Tourism Support Services, Infrastructure, Marketing and Planning
    City of Kalamunda Function Room, 2 Railway Road, Kalamunda


    Registrations close 5:00pm Wednesday 24 October 2018.

  • Kalamunda’s Tourism Strategy Out for Comment

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    by Ashlin.Gardner, 01 March, 2019

    The City of Kalamunda has released its draft Tourism Development Strategy for public comment.

    The Strategy was developed through extensive community consultation and is designed to guide the City of Kalamunda in achieving their tourism vision, through a community-led framework over the next six financial years.

    Mayor John Giardina said, “Our vision is to establish the City of Kalamunda as a major tourist destination with a sustainable and vibrant future.

    As a community, we will achieve this by creating remarkable and memorable visitor experiences that celebrate our natural environment and rich cultural heritage.

    We will aim to maximise opportunities for innovative partnerships and tourism ventures and help to create committed and passionate local ambassadors for the City.”

    The draft document outlines five key strategies and the actions required to achieve their delivery.

    The first of the strategies focuses on creating and maintaining welcoming, inclusive and accessible facilities for visitors to enjoy the natural and built environment.

    The other strategies share their focus between leveraging the area’s natural beauty, enhancing branding and marketing and creating opportunities for participation, creative investment and collaboration.

    Mayor John Giardina said the development of the draft Strategy was a key milestone for the City.

    “We live in a beautiful part of the world that attracts visitors from near and far. Over the last five years, Kalamunda has welcomed an average of 295,000 visitors a year and we’ve made it a key priority to develop and enhance this experience.

    I would like to thank everyone involved in the development of this draft Strategy, particularly the volunteers of the Tourism Community Reference Group, with a special mention to the Chairperson Francesca Flynn. This Strategy will help us achieve our tourism vision and I encourage everyone to check it out and share their feedback.”

    To view the draft and provide your comment, visit engage.kalamunda.wa.gov.au and access the Tourism Strategy Development project. Hard copies of the survey are available at City of Kalamunda libraries and the Administration Centre.

    Submissions on the plan are also welcomed and can be sent to enquiries@kalamunda.wa.gov.au or City of Kalamunda, PO Box 42, WA 6926. Comments on the draft Strategy close 28 March 2019.