Cultural Tourism: A new economic driver for Perth?
Perth has a substantial opportunity to grow its share of international and domestic tourism, exploiting its proximity to Asia, new direct air-routes, Indigenous and natural heritage but does it have the right mix of attractions in the built environment coupled with capability to reach its full potential?
In March 2019, Slattery presented a dynamic panel discussion to consider the economic value and impact derived from cultural tourism in Perth, coupled with community and social impact creating a vibrant, engaging and adaptive city.
This new paper captures the conversation and asks is Perth set up as a destination? Where is the vision and ambition to tell Perth’s story including that of its Noongar (Indigenous) and natural heritage?
Now is the time to consider government and private investment in soft and hard infrastructure as Perth marches towards a forecast future population of 3.5 million by 2050.