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13th December 2017

Taking stock of EP visitor infrastructure

Kim and David spent two weeks in Eyre Peninsula auditing all of their tourism signage and consulting with local and regional government and tourism information providers. This information will be used to develop a regional tourism signage strategy. 

The local newspaper in the region, Port Lincoln Times, posted this article about the audit, commenting “Investment in public infrastructure benefits both the local and visiting population and our goal is to build upon and sustain both.”


Port Lincoln Times

Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula signage audit

Regional Development Australia Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula (RDAWEP) is hitting the road this month to take stock of significant regional coastal access points, campsites and signage.

RDAWEP is looking to find out where the region stands, identify ageing infrastructure, find out if visitors can find iconic locations and if there are assets that are being underappreciated.

Eyre Peninsula residents, businesses and visitors are invited to share their views to help guide future investment in the region.

RDAWEP is asking for  residents to send in photographs and ideas to support their ideas.

Chief executive officer Dion Dorward said the region’s economy had potential to grow.

“Our visitor economy is currently at $300 million, we have a forecasted potential of $511 million if our region improves its foundation infrastructure and destination product,” Mr Dorward said.

“There are 3000 tourism industry jobs in Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula, 1500 direct and 1500 indirect.

“This represents 6.4 per cent of regional employment.

“Investment in public infrastructure benefits both the local and visiting population and our goal is to build upon and sustain both.”

RDAWEP special projects officer Jade Ballantine said visitors to the regional wanted an “authentic experience”.

“We know visitors want an authentic experience and at the heart of Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula is a rich history of Aboriginal culture, European exploration and a shared tale of survival and innovation in some of the most rugged, ancient and remote wilderness that Australia has to offer,” Ms Ballantine said.

“Scratch the surface and our region has barely begun to share these experiences.”

Residents can share their views online at rdawep.org.au by completing the survey.

Hard copies of the survey can also be collected at visitor information centres or outlets and returned to Eyes on Eyre Project, Regional Development Australia Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula, 89 Liverpool Street, Port Lincoln SA 5606.


You can find the article on portlincolntimes.com.au