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Consultation now open on the State Government’s Heritage Tourism Strategy - Circular 38.5

To Chief Executive Officer
Community Services Staff
Corporate Services Staff
Elected Members
Librarian - Information Staff
Marketing and Public Relations Staff
Policy and Strategic Planning Staff
Date 16 September 2019
Contact Katherine Russell
Response Required Yes Respond By 7 October 2019
Summary Consultation on the State Government’s Heritage Tourism Strategy is now open and councils are encouraged to provide feedback. The Department for Environment and Water is undertaking this Strategy to maximise the economic value of heritage tourism in South Australia.

The Heritage Tourism Strategy seeks to expand the existing significant tourism potential in South Australia’s heritage places and stories to create experiences that showcase the State’s distinctive history, enhance the unique appeal of South Australia and encourage visitors to stay longer and spend more to help grow the visitor economy to $12.8 billion by 2030.


The Strategy is being developed by the Department for Environment and Water (DEW).  It is advised by a key stakeholder advisory group, the ‘Heritage Tourism Alliance’.  The Alliance is chaired by the Chair of the Heritage Council of South Australia, Mr Keith Conlon, and includes representatives of organisations including the South Australian Tourism Commission, State Aboriginal Heritage Committee and the National Trust of SA. 


In recognition of the important role of local government in the tourism sector, the LGA was also invited to nominate a representative to the Alliance.  Katherine Russell, Senior Policy Officer at the LGA, is that representative and she is interested in your feedback to the consultation. 


Development of the Heritage Tourism Strategy is based on broad consultation which includes regional workshops., indicating an emphasis on the importance of heritage tourism to the regional economy.  All councils are encouraged to visit the State Government’s YourSAy website and provide feedback.


Please also provide copies of any written submissions to Katherine Russell, as your perspectives will be useful in her role on the Alliance.


DEW has developed a background paper to guide the Strategy:

 background paper(2355 kb) 

There are a number of ways to get involved in the consultation by visiting the  YourSAy before 5pm Monday 7 October 2019 to:

-          complete an in-depth online questionnaire (20 to 25 minutes to complete)

-          email a written submission to

-          register to attend a regional workshop or 

-          join the online discussion.

Please provide copies of your feedback to:


Katherine Russell, Senior Policy Officer, LGA

tel: 8224 2067

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