Burswood to shine as Perth’s playground

26 September 2014

Tourism Council WA has welcomed the draft Burswood Peninsula District Structure Plan released by the state Government today. The draft plan envisages a mix of tourism, hospitality, sport, entertainment, residential and commercial activity on the peninsula.

The new Perth Stadium, expanded Crown complex and reinvigorated Burswood Peninsular will create a major tourism precinct for Perth. The draft plan is a major step forward for tourism’s Destination Perth strategy to overtake the Gold Coast as Australia’s 4th most popular destination.

“Mixing tourism, commercial and residential development will ensure that Burswood is an active area with a lively sport, entertainment and outdoor lifestyle” said Tourism Council WA CEO Evan Hall.

“Tourism works best when visitors and locals can interact and share experiences together” said Mr Hall.

“From bike paths to footy matches, Burswood will be an amazing open air playground for tourists and locals” said Mr Hall.

“Residential use will keep the peninsular active and engaging for visitors, while their tourism dollars will create local jobs for the new residents” said Mr Hall.

Tourism Council WA welcomes the planned engagement with the Swan River, particularly the planned ferry stops along the peninsula.

“The Swan river holds Perth together as a destination, from Elizabeth Quay to Burswood, the river will feature amazing views and activities for visitors and locals”” said Mr Hall.

“A ferry service connecting Elizabeth Quay and Burswood would be a favourite with tourists and will add to the mix of rail, pedestrian bridge and bike paths connecting the river and city” said Mr Hall.

Tourism Council WA will make a submission on the draft plan regarding the best mix of land uses and the tourism potential of the precinct.

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