Graham Redding, Vice President, Streaky Bay Tourism was awarded the first tourism Life Membership on Monday 24 August 2015.
The former ‘Streaky Bay Tourism’ (now Streaky Bay Tourism & Business Assoc) joined by an enthusiastic crowd and Committee members shared in & congratulated Graham on his achievements with the community tourism association since 1990.
Graham started out as a member a group of people in 1990 who decided there should be a Snapper competition held in Streaky Bay. It is believed that the group formed a community tourism association by 1991. Graham was the inaugural President.
Congratulations to Graham on his lifetime achievement award which is thoroughly deserved.
Graham’s impressive achievements at the helm of Streaky Bay Tourist promotions Inc. are:
The committee started when a group of people decided there should be a Snapper competition held in Streaky Bay starting in November 1990.
Initiated lobbying the District Council of Streaky Bay (DCSB) on Poochera signage and Kendall airlines who ceased a service to Streaky Bay
Constitution for SBTP
Council requesting toilets with wheel chair access at the foreshore
Welcome to Streaky Bay Signs were purchased and erected
A pamphlet promoting Streaky Bay produced
Worked closely with the Eyre Peninsula Tourism Association
Hosted journalists and tourism operators to Streaky Bay
10 January 1993, first Family Fish Day was held in conjunction with an Aquatic sports day implemented by the Kiwanis and Apex Clubs.
Oct 1993, A stand at the Ceduna Oysterfest promoting Streaky Bay
July 1993, Advertised in the Eyre Peninsula Tourist Guide & SA Angler Magazine
Dec 1993, provided a submission for the Dept. Environment and Planning Draft Management Plan for Point Labatt
24 Nov 1993, Initial agreement where the DCSB subsidised SBTP membership $ for $
Continued with Imparja TV advertising
April 1994, started liaising with Tourism SA for a Tourism Information Bay to be erected at Perlubie beach
August 1994, “Discover Streaky Bay” was painted on the back of Fox Transport trucks moving between Streaky Bay and Adelaide.
April 1995, Correspondence to Eyre Peninsula Regional Development Board identifying Point Labatt Road as a major tourism infrastructure in the region requiring upgrade
January 1997, donated $500 toward the Apex Club for the upkeep of the Jetty Pool
Purchase of Streaky Bay Stickers
Tourist packs made up with “Take another day” brochures
Dec 1997, donated $3,000 toward the construction of the bridge at stinky creek
Feb 1998, Wrote to DCSB lobbying for the need for a paid tourism officer for the district
Committee embarked on a project to try to establish a dedicated Tourist Centre
Lobbied State and Federal politicians to bitumise the Point Labatt Road (Down to Westall Way)
SBTP introduced the Christmas Light competition.
1 July 2000, registered for An Australian Business Number
Jan 2003, Letter of support for construction of the Skate Park
Input into Streaky bay Tourism Strategy & Business Plan
First edition of the Streaky Bay Visitor Guide compiled and printed and has since been an ongoing project for SBTP – printing 20,000 copies approx. every 18 months since 2003
Contributed $3,300 to DCSB for an upgrade of the tourist website
Completed a tourism infrastructure audit of the region
The April 2007, The first EP Farmers Market was held in and was a success with locals – SBTP supported financially and with in-kind support, and has been held in Streaky Bay since at the same time each year
Input into DCSB Strategic Management Plan
SBTP paid ½ design cost of town and district maps to be printed professionally by Woof Design
Advertising on 5CC Radio
5,000 copies of heritage walk brochure updated and printed professionally by Woof Design
Consultation with DCSB with regard to Town Management Plan- re strategies for tourism
SBTP attending Caravan & Camping show in Adelaide to promote Streaky Bay
Administration and Financial record keeping for Yantanabie Hall- Grant funding received to restore the old hall
Streaky Bay Craft & Produce Markets became a subcommittee of SBTP
Provided submission to Marine Parks consultation process
Jetty Pool Committee became a subcommittee of SBTP- Providing financial & administration record keeping for the Committee
Input into final draft of DCSB District Management Plan
SBTP Strategic Plan developed for 2011-2013 and has been revisited each year since to update/add to it
Upgrade of signage at Eyres Water hole and at Perlubie Parking Bay
Advertising and article in SA Life Magazine
SBTP Taken on the Christmas by the Sea Event for the first time
New Logo design developed and purchased
Committee Terms of Reference updated and lodged and adopted
MOU with DCSB
Member of the Regional Development Australia Marketing Committee
Looking at upgrading Tourism Website
What an amazing legacy…well done Graham.
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