Talking Future Tourism, Byron Bay’s 2020-2030 Sustainable Visitation Strategy

Kitchen handbook cover Let’s start a discussion about the future of tourism. Bonus points for using future tense. We will talk about the future of tourism. Byron Bay started a new 10-year tourism plan process to deliver a formal Sustainable Visitation Strategy 2020-2030. Kitchen table discussions are popping up at regional events, farmers’ markets, and …

New South Wales Links

NSW Flag Links related to New South Wales in mostly random fashion: Features Binalong Byron Bay, New South Wales The Riverina Wagga Wagga, New South Wales Sydney Events March Parks Week is an annual celebration of the important role that NSW parks play for people, communities and the natural environment. It’s also the perfect opportunity …

Eucalyptus

Images: Biodiversity Heritage Library Wikipedia: Eucalyptus is a genus of nearly nine hundred species of flowering trees, shrubs or mallees in the myrtle family, Myrtaceae commonly known as eucalypts. Plants in the genus Eucalyptus have bark that is smooth, fibrous or stringy, leaves with oil glands, and sepals and petals that are fused to form …

Parkes

Photo: Denisbin, Parkes Radio Telescope The Parkes Observatory, is a 64-metre telescope used for radio astronomy. It is located about 25 kilometers north of Parkes along the Newell Highway, which is approximately 380 kilometres west of Sydney. It is operated by the Australia Telescope National Facility, a division of CSIRO It is 6 kilometers off …

#WildOz

Hashtags Planeta.com spotlights Australia’s Wildlife, Biodiversity, Parks and Protected Areas. The Twitter shorthand is hashtag: #WildOz Key Links Parks Australia National parks Facebook Flickr @Parks_Australia Recommended Listening If you’re not already listening to Off Track, make it part of your podcast playlist. Kudos to @jones_ann and @RadioNational. Subscribe on Apple Podcasts or your favourite podcast app. #ABCWildOz YouTube http://www.abc.net.au/news/wildoz …

Great Barrier Reef Marine Park

Photo: Brittglow, School of fish Australia – The Great Barrier Reef is the world’s largest coral reef system. The reef is the largest natural feature on earth and stretches more than 2,300 kilometers off the coast of Queensland. The Great Barrier Reef Marine Park is managed by the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority. The …

Cathy Wilcox

Twitter Avatar Among our fave editorial cartoonists: Cathy Wilcox is an editorial cartoonist for the Sydney Morning Herald. She has been creating daily cartoons almost daily since 1989, “pausing only to procreate, make cups of tea and collect cartooning awards.” Key Links https://cathywilcox.com.au https://cathywilcox.com.au/cartoons https://cathywilcox.com.au/shop @cathywilcox1 Embedded Tweets Brexit, a history.My @smh @theage cartoon. pic.twitter.com/jm8SlQITKo …

Future Tense

Elsewhere on the Web Recommended Listening One of our favorite podcasts helps listeners get a jump on the future. Australian Broadcasting Commission’s Future Tense — abc.net.au/radionational/programs/futuretense — explores social, cultural, political, and economic fault lines arising from rapid change. The weekly half-hour program/podcast takes a critical look at new technologies, new approaches and new ways …

Quokkas

Photo: Sam West Quokka = Australian marsupial (Setonix brachyurus) Quokkas are found on some smaller islands off the coast of Western Australia, particularly Rottnest Island, just off Perth, and also Bald Island near Albany, and in isolated scattered populations in forest and coastal heath between Perth and Albany. A small colony exists at the eastern …

Cat Empire

Logo Recommended Listening Wikipedia: The Cat Empire is an Australian rock band formed in 1999. Their core members are Felix Riebl (percussion and vocals), Harry James Angus (trumpet and vocals), Will Hull-Brown (drums), Jamshid “Jumps” Khadiwhala (decks, percussion), Ollie McGill (keyboard and backing vocals), and Ryan Monro (bass and backing vocals). They are often supplemented …