Australia’s Green Cauldron receives boost Posted on September 19, 2013

 

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Funding from Government bodies could see Australia’s Green Cauldron (AGC) relaunched as one of South East Queensland’s most sought-after tourist destinations. 

Regional Development Australia (RDA) Gold Coast has collaborated with Destination Tweed, Gold Coast City Council, Scenic Rim Council, Gold Coast Tourism  and Department of State Development, Infrastructure and Planning in funding the nature-based tourism project.

These government subsidies will provide AGC with strategy implementation, administration, database development and tourism operator program development.

Despite being in such prestigious company the Gold Coast is not known for this Natural wonder, but a 12 month action plan could see this change.

The funding also hopes to provide the AGC with a better range of world class signature experiences as well as strong emphasis placed on marketing - to leverage its brand as a world renowned nature-based tourism destination.

AGC covers the southern hemisphere’s largest extinct shield volcanoes in an area that stretches from Byron Bay to the Gold Coast – encompassing four heritage-listed national parks.

AGC is one of 16 places in Australia recognised for outstanding natural beauty and cultural significance under the National Landscapes Program (NLP) - listed next to places like the Great Barrier Reef and the Australian Alps. 

RDA Gold Coast executive officer Ian Pritchard is happy to be a part of the project and is excited by the development opportunities the AGC brings to South East Queensland and Northern New South Wales.

 “It has been a pleasure to support this project which is a great example of collaboration between the RDA, Queensland Government, City of Gold Coast, Gold Coast Tourism, Destination Tweed, and Scenic Rim Shire Council,” Mr Pritchard said.

“It will provide the potential to benefit indigenous communities and tourism operators in the region by developing the region’s nature-based tourism resource.

“It also fosters cross-border economic development under the Australian Government’s National Landscapes Program.”

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