Deadline set to cut tourism ‘green tape’

Posted July 26, 2012 08:33:56

Queensland’s Assistant Tourism Minister says the State Government has achieved its first set of targets under an action plan for the sector.

The scheme was developed by Government and industry leaders at a forum in Cairns, in far north Queensland, a month ago.

Gavin King says a review of environmental rules and so-called ‘green tape’ is already underway.

“I think the most significant progress, particularly in that first month, has been on the work beginning for our ecotourism plan,” he said.

“We’ve begun reviewing the Nature Conservation Act and our review, our plans for ecotourism is all about greater access to our national parks.

“The amount of green tape and red tape is a major burden for new tourism opportunities to arise.

“So I think September 2012 – we’ve set that target for regulatory amendments by September and we’ll meet that commitment.”

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