The headquarters of Destination Sydney Surrounds North will soon be decided with an Expression of Interest (EOI) now open to local councils in Hawkesbury.
Member for Hawkesbury Dominic Perrottet said determining the location of each Destination Network office would involve all local councils in the relevant regions being given an opportunity to express their interest in hosting the headquarters, followed by an assessment process by each Destination Network Board.
Each Destination Network headquarters will house three full-time staff, including a General Manager, which will support the work of the board and tourism projects and programs in the respective regions.
“This is a fantastic opportunity for our industry and I encourage local councils to lodge an EOI soon for the chance to capitalise on the NSW Government’s innovative new tourism model,” Mr Perrottet said.
“I am looking forward to working closely with the Board of Destination Sydney Surrounds North to drive more visitors to the region.”
Minister for Tourism and Major Events Adam Marshall said the Destination Networks would facilitate visitor economy growth at the local level, through representing their region’s tourism industry.
“I look forward to the Destination Networks being fully operational and Destination NSW will be working closely with the Chairs and local industry to continue to drive overnight visitation to our State’s many wonderful rural and regional communities, attractions and events,” Mr Marshall said.
The EOI will close on Friday 17 March 2017 and is available for viewing on the Destination NSW website together with lodgement details.