National Geotourism Strategy and the Australian Geoscience Council Inc


In pursuit of its inclusion as a Geoscience advocacy opportunity under the current AGC 2015-2020 Strategic Plan, the Australian Geoscience Council recently appointed Angus M Robinson FAusIMM (CP) to coordinate the process of developing a draft National Geotourism Strategy under the umbrella of the AGC Advocacy Sub-committee. Angus intends to co-opt various relevant expertise to help formulate this draft strategy, and will consult with relevant stakeholders such as Geoscience Australia and State/Territory Geological Surveys, and their representatives.

To accommodate the orderly development of major geotourism projects and activities in line with overseas trends and domestic regional development imperatives, the Australian Geoscience Council sees the development of a National Geotourism Strategy, to be developed as a staged, incremental approach, as being essential to gain government endorsement at all levels. 

Angus, a minerals exploration geologist by training, is an experienced executive, strategist and registered industry lobbyist with extensive recent experience in industry (mining, manufacturing and tourism) as well as professional society groupings. For the past seven years, he has led the development of geotourism in Australia in a leadership role for the Geological Society of Australia, a role that he has now relinquished to focus on a National Geotourism Strategy

New Government Visitor Economy Strategy Embraces Geotourism and GeoRegions, Media Release, 7 April 2022

Australia’s South West Tourism Destination Management Plan, 28 February 2022

Destination Country and Outback NSW Destination, Management Planning and the National Geotourism Strategy, 1 May 2022

Submission, THRIVE 2030, Austrade, 21 December 2021

Submission, NT Parks 30 Year Masterplan, 8 October 2021

National Geotourism Strategy – Media Release, 7 April 2021

National Geotourism Strategy – Explanatory Notes, 7 April 2021

National Geotourism Strategy – Approved Strategic Goals

AusIMM Support for National Geotourism Strategy

The National Geotourism Strategy and the GSA, June 2021

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AGC Information Bulletin: Geotourism, GeoRegions, GeoTrails, and Geoparks, 16 April  2022

Submission to Austrade, Reimagining the Visitor Economy, 11 June 2021

Further Submission to Austrade, THRIVE 2030, 21 December 2021

Submission to the Senate Select Committee into Jobs for the Future in Regional Areas

Response to the Northern Territory Parks Masterplan 2022-52 Consultation Paper, October 2021

Geoscience tourism to help with a geoscience malady?, Dr Jon Hronsky OAM, December 2021

New England North West Regional Plan 2041, Submission by the AGC, January 2022

THRIVE 2030 Tourism Strategy, March 2022

THRIVE 2030 Tourism Strategy Action Plan, March 2022

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