Broken Hill and Outback NSW reassure travellers that the region is open for business The “welcome mat” remains in place
Inland NSW, the Regional Tourism Organisation for the Outback, and Destination Far West, the region’s new industry body, are reassuring travellers that Broken Hill and Outback NSW remain ‘open for business’ while the process of finding a permanent alternative water supply for the city and region is completed.
CEO of Inland NSW and Chair of the Destination Far West Steering Group Graham Perry stressed that continuing efforts to grow overnight visitation remains paramount to the Outback region and remains a priority. The sector contributes more than $140 million in economic expenditure for the region and efforts to promote the region continue while the water issue is addressed for the long term.
“We want travellers from far and wide to know that they are and always will be welcome in Broken Hill and Outback NSW,” confirmed Perry.
“We acknowledge that while there are water restrictions and issues that are being addressed, the welcome mat remains in place– Broken Hill’s water remains fit to drink and sufficient for visitors and residents alike. Visitors remain an important part of the community’s economic and social fabric.
“The Far West Population Health Unit assured the community that the water quality in Broken Hill meets the Australian Drinking Water Guidelines 2011. It is continually assessed and is safe for consumption.”