We recognise we have a privileged leadership role within the region to advocate to Local, State and Federal Governments for improvements that will retain our regional advantage outside our own resourcing capacity.
The importance of reliable public utility services is an expectation of the modern visitor. A reliable continuous electricity supply and digital connectivity through connection to the National Broadband Network remain two high priorities for local business to deliver a world-class visitor experience.
Public Tourism Infrastructure
With extensive areas of public land and associated infrastructure, governments play an important role in the region’s ability to lever further investment that can realise the potential of these assets. The following priorities outline key projects supported by Yarra Ranges Tourism for investment that will grow our visitor economy.
Yarra Ranges Tourism will advocate for further development of private sector tourism infrastructure and support by governments. It is widely recognised that there is a strong need for the renewal of accommodation stock to meet the expectations of the contemporary visitor. This includes development opportunities for ve star large-scale accommodation venues in the Yarra Valley and Dandenong Ranges. Evidence suggests that these would be suited to either in town or on farm/in nature experiences.