Minutes of the Shoalhaven Tourism Advisory Group

 

 

Meeting Date:    Monday, 24 October 2016

Location:            Jervis Bay Rooms, City Administrative Centre, Bridge Road, Nowra

Time:                   5.00pm

 

 

The following members were present:

 

Ms Lynne Locke - Chairperson

Clr Joanna Gash

Clr John Wells

Clr Mark Kitchener

Mr David Goodman

Ms Catherine Shields

Ms Michelle Bishop – arrived 5.15pm

Ms Melissa McManus

Mr Stephen Bartlett

Mr Matt Cross

Ms Annie Cochrane – arrived

Mr Matthew Forbes

Ms Jo Thomas

 

Others Present:

 

Clr White

Clr Proudfoot

Clr Pakes

Coralie Bell – Tourism Manager

Shannan Perry-Hall – Tourism Events and Investment Specialist

Joe Puglisi – Visitor Services Manager

Kristy Mayhew – Marketing Specialist

Georgia Herring – Digital Marketing Assistant

 

  

 

Apologies / Leave of Absence

 

Apologies were received from Clr Watson, Clr Findley

 

 

Confirmation of the Minutes

 

Resolved (David Goodman / Clr Gash)

That the Minutes of the Shoalhaven Tourism Board held on Monday 25 July 2016 be confirmed.

 

CARRIED

 

 

Declarations of Interest

 

Nil

 

 

Reports

 

TA16.1       Tourism Manager's Report

HPERM Ref: D16/316064

Recommendation (Item to be determined under delegated authority)

That the Shoalhaven Tourism Advisory Group receive the Tourism Manger’s Report for information.

 

RESOLVED (Matt Cross / Stephen Bartlett)

That the Shoalhaven Tourism Advisory Group receive the Tourism Manger’s Report for information.

CARRIED

 

TA16.2       Destination Marketing

HPERM Ref: D16/316136

Recommendation (Item to be determined under delegated authority)

That the Shoalhaven Tourism Advisory Group receive the Destination Marketing Report for information.

 

RESOLVED (Clr Wells / Melissa McManus)

That the Shoalhaven Tourism Advisory Group receive the Destination Marketing Report for information.

CARRIED

 

Note:

Surfing has been a really popular campaign along with the Spring Unspoilt. The new visitors guide will be going out in December.

The focus is on the new website www.shoalhaven.com.au and the summer campaign 100 Beach Challenge.

 

Note: Michelle Bishop arrived at the meeting.

 

TA16.3       Events and Investment

HPERM Ref: D16/316082

Recommendation (Item to be determined under delegated authority)

That the Shoalhaven Tourism Advisory Group receive the Events and Investment Report for information.

 

RESOLVED (David Goodman / Michelle Bishop)

That the Shoalhaven Tourism Advisory Group receive the Events and Investment Report for information.

CARRIED

 

Note:

The Golf Courses used in the Shoalhaven Week of Golf event will be: Nowra, Shoalhaven Heads, Worrigee and St Georges Basin.

Staff will report back to the Committee in relation to the funds for the Indigenous Football Championships.

 

 

TA16.4       Visitors Services

HPERM Ref: D16/316148

Recommendation (Item to be determined under delegated authority)

That the Shoalhaven Tourism Advisory Group receive the Visitors Services Report for information.

 

RESOLVED (Stephen Bartlett / Matt Cross)

That the Shoalhaven Tourism Advisory Group receive the Visitors Services Report for information.

CARRIED

 

Note:

New staff are arriving in the next few weeks, which will provide more services for the public as the ticketing is taking time, with new staff will have more time for tourism.

Receiving mostly positive comments from the public in relation to the new VIC.

If businesses bring in brochures we don’t put them all out due to space. However we do have digital display if businesses send an electronic brochure.

 

 

TA16.5       New Member Inductions

HPERM Ref: D16/320203

Recommendation (Item to be determined under delegated authority)

That the Shoalhaven Tourism Advisory Group receive the report for information.

 

RESOLVED (Clr Wells / Melissa McManus)

That the Shoalhaven Tourism Advisory Group receive the report for information.

CARRIED

 

 

TA16.6       Future Meeting Dates

HPERM Ref: D16/320141

Recommendation (Item to be determined under delegated authority)

That Shoalhaven Tourism Advisory Group decide on how often meetings are to be held and agree to future dates.

 

RESOLVED (David Goodman / Michelle Bishop)

That the future meetings for the Shoalhaven Tourism Advisory Group be held bimonthly.

CARRIED

 

Note:

The meetings begin in February 2017 and not coincide with any conflicting appointments. The first meeting be held in Ulladulla.

 

Note: Annie Cochrane arrived 5.30pm

 

 

TA16.7       Chair's Report

HPERM Ref: D16/320401

Recommendation (Item to be determined under delegated authority)

That the Committee receive the Chair’s Report for information.

 

RESOLVED (Michelle Bishop / Melissa McManus)

That the Committee receive the Chair’s Report for information.

CARRIED

 

Note:

New members are encouraged to attend any events in the Shoalhaven as a STAG representative.

The Events Calendar on the Web is updated.

Tourism Induction workshops are available for new members and any others interested, to contact the Tourism Manager.

The Riverfest was very good, ran smoothly this year and the parade was well received. Locals want to see local entertainment and the Fireworks were fantastic. The market stalls and the food were great with lots of variety. The pontoon was well used and we have different ideas for use next year. The colour run attracted lots of participants and thanks go out to the team and volunteers.

The Navy wish to be further involved in the event next year.

 

 

TA16.8       STAG Working Group Updates

HPERM Ref: D16/316147

Note: Clr Gash left the meeting at 5.40pm

Note: Clr Wells left the meeting at 5.40pm

Recommendation (Item to be determined under delegated authority)

That the Committee receive the Working Group report for information.

 

RESOLVED (Michelle Bishop / Annie Cochrane)

That the Committee receive the Working Group report for information.

CARRIED

 

We need the Wedding Industry to be working together cohesively. We have a good wedding website and need to bring it back to one major wedding expo event for the region. A meeting will be held after Christmas to look at how this will work seek industry feedback.

The walking group are working to create a brochure including the iconic walks of the Shoalhaven and we are seeking feedback from the National Parks. Also working on a joint partnership for joint funding a southern walks project.

 

 

TA16.9       Industry Presentation: International Tourism in the Shoalhaven.

HPERM Ref: D16/319582

Note: Clr Alldrick left the meeting at 6.06pm

Note: David Goodman left the meeting at 6.06pm

Note: Clr Pakes left the meeting at 6.06pm

Note: Clr Proudfoot left the meeting at 6.06pm

Note: Clr Kitchener left the meeting at 6.06pm

 

RESOLVED (Lynne Locke / Catherine Shields)

That the presentation from Matt Cross be received for information.

 

Note:

Matt Cross provided a presentation on Discover Jervis Bay and regional and international destination marketing.

 

 

 

GENERAL BUSINESS

 

TA16.10     Representative for the Business and Employment Development Committee

 

A representative from the STAG is to be nominated to be a member of the Business and Employment Development Committee.

 

RESOLVED (Michelle Bishop / Melissa McManus)

That Steve Bartlett be the nominated representative from STAG on the Business and Employment Development Committee.

CARRIED

 

 

 

TA16.11     Long Table Feast - Earth Wind Fire Water

 

Annie Cochrane advised the Meeting of a recent event that took place in Milton. Long table feast and the event raised approximately $28,000 for Jindilara respite care.

 

We are wanting to put the Shoalhaven on the map as a food destination.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TA16.12     South Coast Tourism Awards

 

Catherine Shields advised that the South Coast Tourism Awards are being held on Wednesday 26 October 2016 and we have a few finalists from the Shoalhaven. The event is being held at the HARS Aviation Museum – Illawarra Airport.

Southern food operators operating as the “Food Alliance” are also State finalists for the Unspoilt Campaign.

 

 

 

Note: Michelle Bishop left the meeting at 6.37pm

 

 

 

There being no further business, the meeting concluded, the time being 6.43pm.

 

 

Ms Lynne Locke

CHAIRPERSON