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Phillip Island Tourism Strategy 2035 seeks your input


What is your vision for tourism to Phillip Island in 2035? What is the experience or memory that should leave with every visitor who comes to Phillip Island and San Remo? What is holding us back from achieving that vision?

These are some of the questions being asked of the Phillip Island and San Remo community and tourism industry in a discussion paper that was released on Monday September 28 to inform the development of the Phillip Island Tourism Strategy 2035.

Bass Coast Shire Council is preparing the Strategy in partnership with Destination Phillip Island, Phillip Island Nature Parks, Regional Development Victoria and Tourism Victoria.

“Council recognises that tourism is the main economic driver of Phillip Island and having a 20-Year Tourism Strategy in place will help to ensure the long-term viability and sustainability of this important sector that brings economic and employment benefits to our region,” Bass Coast Shire Council Mayor, Cr Kimberly Brown said today.

“Involving our community and industry is critical to the development of the strategy and Council encourages everyone who has an interest in the future of Phillip Island and San Remo to get involved,” Cr Brown said.

There will be a number of workshops and open houses in late October. Community groups are also invited to nominate a representative for the Community Reference Group.

The Strategy will be prepared by a team of Australia’s tourism planning experts, led by EarthCheck and TRC Tourism, and will include specialist input from a range of world-leading industry experts to develop and deliver a comprehensive Tourism Strategy for Phillip Island to 2035.

To view the discussion paper and find out about how to get involved in the development of the strategy, visit the Bass Coast Shire Council website (

You can also stay up-to-date on what’s happening with the Strategy by following the Phillip Island Tourism Strategy 2035 Facebook page.

The Phillip Island Tourism Strategy is expected to be complete by the end of June 2016.