You may remember our previous report of Marc ‘Aussie’ Stone’s frustration in trying to have questions answered by the NSW Department of State & Regional Development about his ‘Aboriginal Experiences Highway’ plan.
Well, this weekend Marc is running as an independent for the seat of Keira to bring attention to his plight.
It is interesting that the Aboriginal and Outback Experiences Super Highway qualifies for Federal funding but that we can’t get the NSW DSRD to co-operate with progressing the concept, nor provide answers as to why they won’t do that.
We have State elections in two weeks and I am standing as an Independent Candidate in Keira , NSW DSRD Minster David Campbell’s seat. I am not against the Minister as such, who has asked his department to answer my questions. They write back nicely, but won’t provide appropriate answers.
The special interest development of authentic 100% hosted Aboriginal experiences product designed specially to attract more longer staying bigger spending , special interest overseas tourists to inland rural Australia is something that should be applauded and supported by Tourism NSW and Tourism Australia.
I know that this Aboriginal Experiences Super Highway would, like the Silk Trail, catch the minds, interests and hearts of the massive, 300 millions, global, special interest, long haul, bigger spending, longer staying, traveler market. A market ideally matched to the many rich
visitor experiences that can be offered by inland rural NSW.
I will be defeated and I will lose my deposit but I stay focused and will use every media means at my disposal until these key questions have been answered and the Aboriginal and Outback Experiences Super Highway can be brought back on track and progressed as originally planned.
For more on his electoral platforms, visit Marc’s website.