Download AudioGolden Valley Electric Association is scheduled to lose one of its biggest customers this week – the Flint Hills Resources refinery in North Pole. But GVEA is working on plans to hook up another industrial customer next year that will buy nearly as much electricity as the refinery.
The WA Tourism Council has called for an industry summit to address the desperate need for additional state funding. An extra $27 million a year has been requested to be injected into struggling regions. “It is time for the WA Government to make tourism and events a State priority,” council chief executive Evan Hall said. According to council analysis, the WA government afford the tourism sector only 0.18 percent of its total revenue; the lowest in Australia besides NSW. “While tourism towns are suffering, it’s hard to understand why the WA Government won’t invest in the industry at the same level as other States,” Mr Hall said. The council plans to launch a ‘Tourism 4 Tomorrow’ campaign to encourage state expenditure. New airline partnerships and interstate regional promotions and advertising are requested.“There’s more to our economy than digging holes in the ground,” Mr Hall said. Source = e-Travel Blackboard: P.T