Following an island wide community survey undertaken in 2020, it was widely acknowledged that Magnetic Island needed a strategic masterplan to support and manage tourism growth. It was also clear that the Magnetic Island community aspired to become a world leader in offering a sustainable island visitor experience, and that residents of Magnetic Island are supportive of tourism development, provided it is undertaken in the right way.
Current and forecast tourism growth needs to be managed in a sustainable and environmentally considered way on Magnetic Island. There has been significant investment in recent years into walking trails and roads on Magnetic Island. This 2030 Tourism Masterplan is set to take the next step for the regions tourism and be the blueprint for future proofing Magnetic Island’s visitor experience. This is a project about leveraging the full visitor potential of Magnetic Island whilst still retaining the natural, cultural and environmental values which are so important to the fabric of the community.
The Magnetic Island 2030 Tourism Masterplan has been funded by the Queensland Government and will be managed by Townsville Enterprise with the oversight of an established steering committee. Throughout the development of the Masterplan, Townsville City Council will use this process to also help inform, direct, and provide input into planning scheme updates, which will be occurring concurrently with this planning process.
Your invitation to help shape the future of Tourism on Magnetic Island
Following extensive community and stakeholder engagement, the next phase of consultation will detail the strategic direction of the Magnetic Island Tourism Masterplan and will commence on the 28 May 2022 with a series of community, investor and industry workshops.
Register your interest for one of the following community sessions:
Session dates and times:
Saturday 28 May 2022
3-5pm: Strategic directions workshop at Amaroo on Mandalay
Sunday 29 May 2022
10am - 12noon: Strategic directions workshop at Amaroo on Mandalay
Monday 30 May 2022
4-5pm: Strategic directions workshop (online - link provided upon registration)
The Magnetic Island Tourism Masterplan Steering Committee currently includes representatives of the following organisations:
Strategic direction workshops will be held from 28 May 2022.
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