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North Coast Tourism Leader Appointed To State Wide Crown Holiday Parks Trust Advisory Group

July 21, 2014 Appointments No Comments Email Email

The Chair of the New South Wales Crown Holiday Parks Trust (NSWCHPT) Alan Revell has announced membership of the Trust’s newly-formed Community Advisory Committee (CAC).

An initiative of the NSW Government, the CAC will provide state wide advisory representation and a further link between community interests and the NSWCHPT Board on matters relating to the management and development of the Trust’s Holiday Parks and Reserves throughout the State.

NSWCHPT manages 34 of the State’s most iconic coastal and inland Holiday Parks and nine Reserves. The 13-strong external Committee will further facilitate communication between the Trust’s Board and important community stakeholders with an interest in NSWCHPT Holiday Parks and Reserves. 

North Coast Destination Network (NCDN) and Legendary Pacific Coast (TLPC) Executive Officer Belinda Novicky has been appointed as a member of the CAC.  Ms Novicky has lead the North Coast’s regional tourism organisation for more than seven years and has been instrumental in development and marketing of the Legendary Pacific Coast touring route. Her broad tourism experience throughout Queensland and NSW will be invaluable to the committee.

The NCDN represents and markets through its key marketing arm, The Legendary Pacific Coast, 15 local government areas and 4000 tourism operators stretching from Port Stephens in the south to Tweed Heads in the north and west to Bellingen, Lismore, Casino  and Kyogle. Mr Revell said the CAC would act in an important advisory role to the Trust’s Board, with Ms Novicky and fellow Members of the Committee, playing a critical part in furthering vital community links with the parks’ and reserves’ management.

“Membership of the Committee is structured to provide state-wide representation and follows an extensive Expression of Interest campaign and search,” Mr Revell said.

“It includes individuals with backgrounds and experience in Parks across the State as well as representatives from NCDN, South Coast Regional Tourism, Surf Life Saving NSW, Recreational Fishing Alliance of NSW, Nature Conservation Council of NSW and Local Government NSW.

“We want the people of NSW who access Crown Land on a regular basis to enjoy the benefits of improved public spaces and facilities.  The Trust’s CAC will be invaluable as an independent and representative conduit for providing Community inputs about those spaces.

“Development of Crown Holiday Parks and Reserves provides enormous economic benefit to the regions in which they are located and we want local communities to have further opportunity to contribute to this development.                                               

“Inputs from the Community Advisory Committee will help the Board to determine the Trust’s strategic direction and allocation of funding to public reserves and facilities for visitors, the community and for the people of NSW.”

Ms Novicky understands the importance and appeal of parks and reserves, their place in sustainable tourism and their appeal to a growing number of eco-tourists seeking an experience close to and at the same time preserving a locations natural attributes.

I look forward to contributing to balanced deliberations with the trust and the community to ensure we retain our region’s natural assets while at the same time attracting a growing number of domestic and international tourists to our region.” Ms Novicky said.

Mr Revell said many communities were passionate about the ongoing use of Crown Land and the Trust was committed to providing environmental, social and economically sustainable assets for the benefit and use of the people of New South Wales now and into the future.

CAC Members include:


  • John King OAM
    Industry professional with a background of 40 years in highly successful and widely-recognised international tourism marketing and management.  Mr King holds a number of positions on highly-prominent Tourism and Travel Boards and was awarded an Order of Australia Medal for his contribution to tourism in 2011.


  • Richard Adams, based in Casuarina
  • Dr Anne Kerle, Ecologist, Nature Conservation Council of NSW
  • Shaun McBride, Senior Strategy Manager, Local Government NSW
  • John Morris, based in Dubbo
  • Leslie Moulds, based in Inverell
  • Belinda Novicky, Executive Officer, North Coast Destination Network
  • Tom Phillips, Executive Officer, South Coast Regional Tourism
  • Malcolm Poole, Chairman, Recreational Fishing Alliance of NSW
  • Casey Proctor, based in Cowra
  • Moira Ryan, based in Scotts Head
  • Ken Sullivan, based in Tarraganda
  • Adam Weir, Coastal Risk Manager, Surf Life Saving NSW

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