Barkly Regional Plan
The Barkly Regional Visitor Experiences Master Plan identifies key tourism opportunities for the area that is the size of New Zealand. The plan is designed to provide direction, stimulate growth in the Barkly visitor economy and offer business and employment opportunities for Aboriginal communities and local enterprises.
The plan identifies the types of tourism activity as well as the sites, journeys and events that might be suitable for visitor experiences in the Barkly Region.
The featured points within the Barkly Plan include:
- Developing the town of Tennant Creek as a vibrant hub
- Improving the visitor journey along the Stuart Highway
- Developing an exceptional Aboriginal cultural scene that is sustainable and culturally appropriate
- Enhancing existing and creating new bespoke events that celebrate the true characteristics of the Barkly Region
- Conducting a review of accommodation options for travellers with the aim of diversifying offerings
- Establishing Tennant Creek as a training and development hub servicing regional businesses, organisations, communities and government agencies
- Exploring new visitor experiences such as private touring opportunities at sites such as Helen Springs Petroglyphs, Eldorado fossicking and mine site, and extending Binns Track as an ‘epic’ 4WD journey
In 2014-17, total tourism Gross Value Added (GVA) in Barkly region on average was worth $39 million, or 9.6% of the region’s total GVA. During the same three-year period, tourism in Barkly region on average supported a total of 300 jobs, or 11% of the region’s total employment. Source Tourism Research Australia's Regional Tourism Satellite Accounts (Regional TSA)
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