Sustainable Tourism

For many Western Australians, the Shire of Denmark is a well-loved, appealing coastal holiday destination. Tourism has contributed to economic growth, jobs creation, and an expanded array of lifestyle amenities for residents. It extends the scope and scale of built attractions and hospitality that would not normally be available if these services were solely reliant on local patronage. In effect, tourism makes the Shire of Denmark potentially more vibrant than would otherwise be the case; in other words, it makes the Shire an attractive place to live, work and visit.

While tourism brings many advantages, it also generates negative impacts such as peak period congestion, and additional load placed on waste management and essential services. Given the Shire’s unique natural environment and biodiversity, tourism can also lead to the potential overuse of sensitive landscapes and environments. For this reason, it is essential that tourism provides net benefits that are reflective of the values and needs of our community.

The purpose of the Shire's Sustainable Tourism Strategy is to guide the Shire of Denmark as an organisation to develop actions, policies and procedures that will enable and support the shire to become a sustainable tourism destination. The Council has a range of roles and responsibilities in relation to implementing the Strategy, including leadership, advocacy, developing partnerships, and service delivery.

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Sustainable Tourism Strategy 2021 - 2025

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