A visitor ‘gateway hub’ is the jewel in the crown of a draft master plan for the Freycinet Peninsula.
The hub aims to take parking pressure off the Wineglass Bay trail head and ‘serve as an anchor point’ for a new transportation strategy for visitors to the national park.
The draft Freycinet Peninsula master plan was released for public comment on Saturday, which outlines the vision of the popular tourist spot for the next 20 years.
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Other initiatives include: shuttle bus and boat transportation, ‘experience nodes’ that improve infrastructure at existing trail points and improved sewerage infrastructure on the peninsula.
Premier and Tourism Minister Will Hodgman said the plan aimed to “protect and manage the values that make the Freycinet Peninsula special for both visitors and locals”.
Visitors to the area has increased from 186,000 in 2011-12 to 301,000 in 2017-18. It is anticipated this could increase to as many as 330,000 visitors per year by 2022.
Mr Hodgman said the plan was developed with input from the community and industry stakeholders such as State Growth, Glamorgan Spring Bay Council, East Coast Tourism, the Freycinet Association and the Freycinet Destination Action Plan group.
The draft master plan is available for public comment until July 23.