The renewal of the TPDD 3 year contract is pending and due for renewal on June 30 2020. We note that this is an item for discussion at the Douglas Shire Council meeting tomorrow.
DSC has provided TPDD with around $9million funding since 2005-2006. Tourism has barely increased in the Douglas Shire by 7% in that time ($511 million in 05/06 to $549 million in 18/19 - refer https://economy.id.com.au/douglas/tourism-value?sEndYear=2006)
By comparison, Tourism Noosa has increased by 41% during that same period ($850 million 05/06 to $1,200 million in18/19 – refer https://economy.id.com.au/noosa/tourism-value?sEndYear=2006)
Regional QLD Tourism has increased by 40% in that period ($127 million 05/06 to $179million in 18/19 – refer https://economy.id.com.au/noosa/gross-product?BMID=20}
Is it time to consider an alternative approach to the distribution of this significant amount of funding?