The vision for Byron Shire’s Sustainable Visitation Strategy 2020-2030 is:

“Byron Shire welcomes visitors and supports a visitor economy that cares for and respects our residents, creates low-impact visitor experiences, protects our natural environment, celebrates our cultural diversity and shares our social values.”

A draft report that went to Council recently details the Sustainable Visitation Strategy for Byron Bay, the first of its kind in Australia. It is written in line with the Global Sustainable Tourism Council’s criteria for a sustainable destination. It outlines a framework to minimise the impacts and maximise the benefits that tourism can bring, whilst maintaining and protecting our natural and built environment, our culture, community and heritage.

Read the draft report here.