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Oct 12

Economic Transitions working with Shire of Dandaragan

Economic Transitions is delighted to have been appointed by the Shire of Dandaragan on a strategic project, working together with Wanderlust Communications.

The project is to create a business plan for the Visitor Centre in Jurien Bay, of which the Shire has recently taken over management. The Shire wanted to invest in strategic advice to ensure they were following industry best practice for the management of the Visitor Centre.

Alison Slyns, Economic Development Coordinator at the Shire of Dandaragan, said: “Taking over management of the Visitor Centre is a big step for the Shire. We wanted to make sure we had a strategic and well researched business plan to work from, and Economic Transitions and Wanderlust Communications had the perfect combined expertise to undertake the project.

“Tourism is a key industry for our economy and we are passionate about developing it in the future. It’s an exciting time in our region, with a number of large tourism related projects being allocated funding including the new cycle and walks paths from Jurien Bay to Cervantes. We know the Visitor Centre in Jurien Bay will be a central point for tourists driving through the Coral Coast and we want to offer them a first class experience; encouraging them to stay longer and see more!”

Kim Hewson, Principal from Economic Transitions, said: “Jurien Bay and the Turquoise Coast are WA’s current hidden treasures.  Therefore it’s essential that the development of tourism in the area is at a pace that is sustainable.  The Shire of Dandaragan managing the Visitor Centre in Jurien Bay, and ensuring it meets industry best practice standards, is just the first step in this exciting period”.  

“Collaborating with Amy Johnston from Wanderlust Communications has once again been inspiring, and being able to work from Jurien Bay – our home away from home – with Alison Slyns from the Shire of Dandaragan has been a great opportunity’.

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