Draft Destination Management Plan 2019 - 2024

Consultation has concluded

In late 2018 Council reviewed its existing Destination Management Plan and determined that the major identified actions of this plan had been completed. As a result, a new strategic document to guide tourism in the Bathurst region over the next five year period has been written.

A consultation and engagement period occurred in May/June 2019 utilising the services of specialist communications company Flagship Communications. Following this consultation period, Council’s tourism staff worked on the development of a new Destination Management Plan.

The new Bathurst Region Destination Management Plan aims to:

· Establish the state of tourism in the region now and define where we want to be

· Identify priorities and guide destination management and marketing activities from 2019-2024

· Support industry in determining priorities and accessing funding opportunities

· Provide alignment to the objectives of the regional Destination Network and to NSW State Government priorities

  • Support the objectives of Councils 2040 Community Strategic Plan

The Action Plan of the Plan sets out 104 Actions that will deliver upon the vision for a constantly evolving, sustainable and vibrant tourism industry that contributes strongly to the social and economic wellbeing of the community of the Bathurst region.

A copy of the plan can be downloaded from the document library.

You can provide feedback on the document by completing the form below, or by submitting a letter to The General Manager, PMB 17, Bathurst, 2795.

In late 2018 Council reviewed its existing Destination Management Plan and determined that the major identified actions of this plan had been completed. As a result, a new strategic document to guide tourism in the Bathurst region over the next five year period has been written.

A consultation and engagement period occurred in May/June 2019 utilising the services of specialist communications company Flagship Communications. Following this consultation period, Council’s tourism staff worked on the development of a new Destination Management Plan.

The new Bathurst Region Destination Management Plan aims to:

· Establish the state of tourism in the region now and define where we want to be

· Identify priorities and guide destination management and marketing activities from 2019-2024

· Support industry in determining priorities and accessing funding opportunities

· Provide alignment to the objectives of the regional Destination Network and to NSW State Government priorities

  • Support the objectives of Councils 2040 Community Strategic Plan

The Action Plan of the Plan sets out 104 Actions that will deliver upon the vision for a constantly evolving, sustainable and vibrant tourism industry that contributes strongly to the social and economic wellbeing of the community of the Bathurst region.

A copy of the plan can be downloaded from the document library.

You can provide feedback on the document by completing the form below, or by submitting a letter to The General Manager, PMB 17, Bathurst, 2795.

  • CLOSED: This survey has concluded.

    Council is seeking feedback on the Destination Management Plan 2019 - 2024

    Council is seeking feedback on the Destination Management Plan 2019 - 2024

    Consultation has concluded
  • CLOSED: This survey has concluded.

    The Bathurst region has emerged from the perception of being simply a rural town, home to Mount Panorama and motorsports’ most famous endurance race the Bathurst Supercheap Auto 1000, to a tourism destination offering a growing number of exciting new tourism products and experiences.

    Heritage listed buildings and rich history fuse with world-class museums and galleries. Spectacular natural wonders co-exist with a modern cultural landscape. The food scene is innovative and signature events are of an international standard.

    In order to guide the future strategic direction of tourism in the Bathurst region and ensure a direction consistent with regional and State priorities, Bathurst Regional Council is preparing a new Destination

    The Bathurst region has emerged from the perception of being simply a rural town, home to Mount Panorama and motorsports’ most famous endurance race the Bathurst Supercheap Auto 1000, to a tourism destination offering a growing number of exciting new tourism products and experiences.

    Heritage listed buildings and rich history fuse with world-class museums and galleries. Spectacular natural wonders co-exist with a modern cultural landscape. The food scene is innovative and signature events are of an international standard.

    In order to guide the future strategic direction of tourism in the Bathurst region and ensure a direction consistent with regional and State priorities, Bathurst Regional Council is preparing a new Destination Management Plan in 2019.

    Why is a Destination Management Plan needed?

    Council developed Bathurst’s first Destination Management Plan in 2015. This document aimed to be a focused and driven plan to increase tourism investment in the Bathurst Region. The Plan is a method of coordinating tourism development to achieve optimal results for the Bathurst region

    The plan has been successfully delivered, with an overwhelming proportion of actions within the plan achieved within the past four years. Due to this success, it is time to update the plan with new actions and priorities to further progress tourism in the Bathurst Region over the next five years.

    Have your say

    In developing a new Destination Management Plan, we would like to hear from you how tourism could be improved, managed and maintained now and into the future.Come along to meet the project team at one of our events, ask any questions you may have and provide your feedback.

    Online Survey

    Complete the online survey.

    Public Consultation Workshops

    Join us at one of our consultation workshops to provide your comments (RSVP vis phone or email):

    Thursday 30 May 2019 6.00pm - 8.00pm

    Bathurst Memorial Entertainment Centre 105 William Street Bathurst

    Friday 31 May 2019 9.00am - 11.00am

    Bathurst RSL Club, Courtyard Room 114 Rankin Street, Bathurst

    Saturday 1 June 2019 10.00am - 12.00pm

    Bathurst Memorial Entertainment Centre 105 William Street Bathurst

    Phone us or email your comments

    Call us on 1300 103 446 or email your comments to tourism@bathurst.nsw.gov.au


    Consultation has concluded