TOURISM AND EVENTS

There is so much to see and do in our shire.

Tourism

Council has commissioned and adopted a strategic Tourism Plan for the Shire - Destination Central Goldfields (pdf 2.2mb)

In 2012, Council launched a new website dedicated to tourism for the region - Visit Maryborough

 

Events

Events come in many different sizes, and cover a wide range of activities. It may be a small community fete or a large music festival. Whatever size, they have common issues including planning, organisation, safety, insurance, disability access, contingency planning and publicity.
 
If you are planning an event in Central Goldfields Shire, please contact the Council's Events Officer Alisha Chadwick to obtain an Event Application Form and discuss your event.

For more information on Council managed events and attractions, see the navigatioon bar to the left. For a comprehensive list of all local events and attractions, please click the Visit Maryborough link above.

 

For further information please contact the Central Goldfields Visitor Information Centre.                     

Phone: (03) 5460 4511 or toll free 1800 356 511  

Fax:(03) 5460 5188

Email

 

Event strategy

Council contracted SED Consulting to undertake the development of a Central Goldfields events strategy. The final report is currently in development and expected to be completed in the second half of 2013. A small committee of Council staff are still part of the consultation process. 

The event strategy is due for completion next year. Once implemented, the strategy will assist Council in optimising the potential of existing events, provide a strategy for attracting new events to the shire, and determine what regional events Council can use as leverage to attractive visitors.

It is anticipated Council will adopt the event strategy early in 2014.

Destination Management Plan

The Bendigo Regional Tourism Board has developed a Destination Management Plan (DMP) which examines current data and trends in regional tourism and builds on the Bendigo region’s (Central Goldfields Shire, Mt. Alexander Shire, Loddon Shire and City of Greater Bendigo) strong growth and tourism potential to deliver a targeted approach to develop the region’s strengths to maximise employment, growth and investment.

BRT through this DMP has developed a more strategic approach to its tourism development, recognising the strong connections between the regional centre of Bendigo with the surrounding villages and their more boutique offerings. This proposed hub and spoke model will grow the whole region's tourism industries and subsequently grow tourism jobs right across the region.

Follow this link to download the Plan.

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