Legislative Council: Wednesday, July 03, 2019


Kangaroo Island Visitor Centre

The Hon. C.M. SCRIVEN (14:22): I seek leave to make a brief explanation before asking a question of the Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment about regional tourism.

Leave granted.

The Hon. C.M. SCRIVEN: Yesterday, the minister tabled a response to a question on notice regarding the Kangaroo Island Visitor Centre, which has been closed since 19 May 2019. In that answer the minister said that a consultant had prepared a report about the future options for the visitor centre. My question to the minister is: will the minister make that report public?

The Hon. D.W. RIDGWAY (Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment) (14:23): I will take some advice from the South Australian Tourism Commission in relation to that report. There are ongoing negotiations with Tourism Kangaroo Island (TKI). There are ongoing negotiations with the local council, with the very hardworking mayor and former member for Finniss, Michael Pengilly. So we are trying to gather all of the information to look at the best model going forward to service the Kangaroo Island visitor economy with a visitor information centre.