Welcome to the Draft Waverley Sustainable Visitation Strategy 2019-2024 and Summary Document. This strategy presents a range of tourism initiatives that aim to maximise benefits to Waverley’s environment, community, culture and business; and to minimise the negative impacts of overtourism on the community.
Tourism is an extremely important contributor to our local economy, Waverley is sufficiently close to Sydney’s CBD; the airport; cruise terminals and other key drivers of tourism, making it a key destination for visitors. This presents both challenges and opportunities to achieve a sustainable level of visitation so that Waverley can maintain and protect its environment, landscape and heritage.
This strategy recommends a visitation framework for Waverley for the next 5 years, one that is built on collaboration and consensus from community, government and industry. The Strategy also introduces the concept of sustainable tourism as a basis for decision-making within the LGA, one that is committed to making a low impact on the environment and local culture, whilst supporting future employment for local people.
The Strategy responds to Waverley’s Community Strategic Plan 2018-2029, Local Economy goals, ensuring that tourism supports the local economy and local amenity.
Have your say
Please share your thoughts on the Draft Waverley Sustainable Visitation Strategy
2019 - 2024 by completing the survey below.
Submissions close Wednesday 14 November 2018.
Your feedback from this consultation will be considered when finalising Waverley’s Sustainable Visitation Strategy. The final Strategy is expected to be presented to Council for adoption in February 2019.