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August 09 Edition Cover

No funding for tourist service

28 May 2013

Docklands is no closer to attracting tourists from the city’s major visitor entry point as the City of Melbourne has again deferred funding a Western Gateway Visitor Service.

Instead Council has allocated $50,000 in its draft 2013-14 budget for a “static trial visitor service”, which would provide further information to determine the best visitor service model.

Council has been discussing the idea of a visitor service at Southern Cross Station since 2011.

The service would provide information to visitors arriving to Docklands and other areas surrounding the station.

A City of Melbourne spokesperson said council’s tourism branch undertook a trial visitor information service at Southern Cross Station during March and April this year.

The purpose of the trial was to establish the breadth and volume of visitor-related enquiries and was conducted as a mobile service, operating in two locations.

The spokesperson said almost 12,000 enquiries were recorded during the trial, a significant proportion of which related to the station and public transport issues.

“The outcomes of the trial has raised a number of questions around the most appropriate model under which the service would operate,” the spokesperson said.

Destination Docklands CEO Anita Donnelly said her organisation was supportive of a visitor service at Southern Cross Station and welcomed the budget allocation.

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