Visitor Economy Strategy and Action Plan

Tourism and hospitality are key industries and major contributors to Australia’s economy.

In 2017-18, tourism and hospitality sales in the North Sydney LGA totalled $714.3m. For the same period, the total value add was $334m.

The contribution of tourism and hospitality is measured by aggregating parts of many traditional industries, including accommodation and food services; arts and recreation services; retail; rental, hiring and real estate services; and transport.

The North Sydney Visitor Economy Strategy results from priorities identified within the North Sydney Community Strategic Plan 2018-2028.

It will also contribute to delivering on Council’s responsibilities identified within the Greater Sydney Commission’s North District Plan. Funding for the development of the Strategy has been provided by the NSW Dept of Planning, Industry and Environment under the Accelerated LEP Review Grant.

The Strategy identifies the long-term vision and actions required to develop North Sydney’s visitor economy, based on the following high-level objectives:

  • Attracting the right markets for North Sydney; and
  • Creating vibrant communities and world-class visitor experiences.

The Strategy is supported by a prioritised Action Plan (see Section 5), which includes the actions, performance measures, responsible departments and timeframe for delivering the objectives.


The Strategy was adopted by Council on 28 October 2019 and can be viewed below:

North Sydney Visitor Economy Strategy (30MB)
Minutes of the October 2019 Council meeting (9MB)

Council will continue to engage with the community during implementation.


More information

For more information please contact James Marshall, Economic Development Coordinator, on 9936 8100.

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