Scott Patrick believes tourism has a positive effect on Gladstone.
Scott Patrick believes tourism has a positive effect on Gladstone. Kerri-Anne Mesner

Residents ambivalent about tourism

GLADSTONE locals are sitting on the fence when it comes to the positive effects of tourism, according to Tourism Queensland.

In a recent survey, resident views were examined on the social impact of tourism in Gladstone.

“We wanted to capture the views of Gladstone residents on the tourism industry and how it impacts their community,” Queensland Tourism Minister Peter Lawlor said.

On the whole, the report states that Gladstone locals view tourism with a degree of ambivalence with only nine per cent rating the impact on their personal quality of life as moderate to very positive.

“The survey indicated that many Gladstone residents were unaware of the true value of tourism,” Mr Lawlor said.

Gladstone resident Scott Patrick said tourism didn't have a negative effect on Gladstone.

“Tourism probably contributes more to the local economy than people realise,” Mr Patrick said.

“A lot of people come here for fishing and for a holiday.”



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