The Group completed a major regional master plan covering the need for new product, infrastructure and investment to strengthen the level of visitor demand. As the gateway city and capital of the State of Queensland, this Plan had a strong focus on the need to address the lack of higher quality accommodation facilities, the need for new attractions and related tourism products, and better access to surrounding areas for day excursions.
The Group completed a major regional master plan spanning two regions and covering the need for new product, infrastructure and investment to strengthen the level of visitor demand. These regions had a strong focus on nature tourism products, agri- tourism and heritage assets. And this exercise highlighted the need for far stronger integration of tourism into town planning instruments.
This major study identified the types of future Māori product which international and domestic markets would have higher demand for. It also assessed challenges and needs for investment for new Māori owned and operated ventures and surveyed all major trading and merchant banks.