Join the new Tourism Working Group

Council is establishing a new Tourism Working Group to help support the tourism sector in The Hawkesbury.

The Tourism Working Group is an action of the Hawkesbury Tourism Strategy which was adopted in 2015.

The Strategy was developed with input from tourism business operators and community members who clearly identified that there was a need for a group to progress a new approach to the local tourism experience in the Hawkesbury.

Mayor of Hawkesbury, Councillor Kim Ford said that Council is looking for tourism leaders to join the group, which is anticipated to first meet in March 2016.

“We need people who area citizens of the Hawkesbury area, who may have skills and experience in sectors such as tourism, business and industry development and growth, investment attraction, business innovation, tours and event management and community development to join the tourism working group,” said the Mayor, Kim Ford.

“We’re after strategic thinkers who can respond to tourism markets and visitors trends, to help position Hawkesbury tourism for the future,” the Mayor added.

The group’s purpose is to be a forum of Council and local tourism sector leaders and strategically inform, guide and participate in key tourism activities lead by Council and the group, to grow the local economy.

It will be a conduit between Council and the tourism sector, to drive the Hawkesbury tourism vision; and help develop a fresh new approach to the Hawkesbury offering for travellers and visitors.

The group will be involved in building a destination website, along with planning a local tourism sector response to the 2017 Polo World Championships to be held at Richmond.

Expressions of interest are invited from individuals, community and business representatives to be part of the tourism working group, which will include Hawkesbury Councillors and Hawkesbury Council Management members. The tourism working group is not a Committee of Council.

For more information about the working group, including the objectives, membership, governance and the Expression Of Interest Form, please contact Council’s Strategic Activities Planner, Fiona Mann on 45604579 or fiona.mann@hawkesbury.nsw.gov.au or visit Council’s website, www.hawkesbury.nsw.gov.au

Expressions of Interest close at 5pm on Wednesday, 24 February 2016.

Council is bound by the provisions of the Privacy and Personal Information Protection Act 1998, in the collection, storage and utilisation of personal information provided. Accordingly, the personal information will only be utilised for the purposes for which it has been obtained. Please note, the canvassing of Councillors in relation to appointment to the Hawkesbury tourism Working Group will automatically disqualify the applicant from the process.