WMT advocacy documents
Melbourne Airport Rail and Sunshine Masterplan /Draft Economic Masterplan
The proposed Melbourne Airport Rail link and Sunshine Super Hub is a ‘once in a generation opportunity’ for the region’s visitor economy. WMT has prepared a submission setting out some of the key visitor economy opportunities for the future of Sunshine development associated with the new rail link.
2022 Victorian State Election Advocacy
August- October 2022
Briefing notes for Western Region MP’s and Minister for Tourism, Sport and Major Events in the lead into the 2022 State election
Visitor Economy Statewide Masterplan Directions Paper Submission
In May 2022 the Victorian Government sought input in the process of developing a Statewide Visitor economy masterplan for Melbourne and Victoria. WMT provided a submission to this process responding to a Directions Paper (a high‑level summary of a proposed vision, mission, and strategic directions) released for stakeholder feedback.
Legislative Council Standing Committee on Economy and Infrastructure – Inquiry into the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the Tourism and Events sectors
The Victorian Government convened a Parliamentary Inquiry (Legislative Council – Economy and Infrastructure Committee) into the impacts of the Covid 19 pandemic on the tourism and events sector. WMT prepared a written submission to the Inquiry in April 2021 setting out the impacts of the pandemic on the region’s visitor economy and recommendations for recovery and support.
How the visitor economy of Melbourne’s west is expected to recover post virus?
Karl Flowers – Decisive Consulting
As part of the submission to the Legislative Council Standing Committee Inquiry into the impacts of the Covid 19 pandemic, Western Melbourne Tourism engaged Tourism Economist Karl Flowers, Decisive Consulting to review impacts of the pandemic, the economic scenarios and outlook for the region.
Reimaging the Visitor Economy – Submission to Austrade
As Australia emerged from the COVID-19 pandemic, THRIVE 2030: a National Strategy for Australia’s Visitor Economy was developed at a Federal level by Austrade. This is a long-term national plan to chart a course of recovery and return to sustainable growth. WMT provided a submission to this Strategy in June 2021.