Two centres a bonus all round for local tourism
The Australind Community Hall will soon house the region’s second information centre for residents and tourists within the Shire of Harvey.
Harvey Visitor Centre manager Gemma Longford said centre staff were pleased to be part of the initiative.
“We are thrilled to be able to support and encourage tourism to this beautiful part of the world which is truly unique to anywhere else on the planet,” Ms Longford said.
“The Leschenault Estuary, natural attractions and the incredible fauna in the area are all drawcards for tourists and the staff at the Harvey Visitor Centre, and we are excited to showcase these beautiful parts of the region.”
Ms Longford was thankful for the support from the Harvey District Tourist Bureau and the Harvey Shire Council.
“With some help we have been able to secure the use of a room at the Australind Community Hall where the visitor centre will operate from as a complementary site to the present Harvey Visitor Centre.”
Centre administration and customer service officer Denise Sara will manage the new site and is eager to bring relevance to businesses in the community.
“We want to try and work with the community and local businesses to help promote them and the region,” Ms Sara said.
“We’re trying to stop people from flying through and instead stop and have a look around at what this wonderful place has to offer.”
The Australind Visitor Centre will be open from September 1 to members of the public from Thursday to Monday.
In the meantime, tourism information can be found at the Australind Library.
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