Tourism bright spot on the East Coast
The Tasmanian Greens today urged all sides of politics to back the development of Triabunna as a new tourism gateway to the East Coast.
Greens Tourism spokesperson Tim Morris MP said reports of progress on tourism developments at the site of the former Triabunna woodchip mill were positive news.
"This is good news for the region, and a strong sign of growing confidence in Tasmania’s new economy," Mr Morris said.
“The forest industry downturn has been rough for Triabunna, so it’s heartening that a new generation of entrepreneurs are prepared to invest their own money in bringing new jobs to the area."
“Triabunna is an ideal gateway to all sorts of amazing east coast attractions, including National Parks at Maria Island and Wine Glass Bay.”
“With good weather and easy access, Triabunna is just waiting to be transformed into the Strahan of the East Coast.”
“We are calling on Labor and Liberal to also get behind the development of Triabunna, because it’s exactly the shot in the arm that this hard-hit part of regional Tasmania needs right now.”
“Tasmania’s economy is slowly but steadily shifting away from an over-reliance on unreliable resource industries, and towards sustainable, new generation industries.”