Sustainable Visitation Strategy

Talking future tourism

In 2019, we started our planning process to deliver the new 10 year vision for sustainable tourism in Byron Shire - the Sustainable Visitation Strategy 2020 to 2030.

In developing the draft Strategy, we delivered an engagement program called ‘Talking Future Tourism’. During six months of engagement, over 1500 responses were received from the community, businesses and visitors. We would like to thank everyone for taking the time to provide their vision, feedback and ideas for a sustainable tourism future in Byron Shire.

The draft Strategy was scheduled to go on public exhibition in March, however this was paused due to the Covid-19 pandemic. We are now updating the Strategy to reflect the impacts of COVID-19 on the tourism industry and to highlight the changing and uncertain landscape ahead, as well as the importance of being adaptive and building resilience in the tourism sector.

The draft Strategy will go on formal public exhibition later this year during which time you will have the opportunity to submit your feedback.

In the meantime, if you would like to review work completed to date on the draft Strategy, please download a copy below.

Byron Shire Draft Sustainable Visitation Strategy 2020 - 2030(PDF, 2MB)

Once this Strategy is finalised it will replace the current Byron Shire Tourism Management Plan 2008 -2018.(PDF, 833KB)