We're fighting to protect our world class precious places to ensure that future generations can visit and experience our country's beauty and culture.
We have a responsibility to provide an ongoing sustainable, economic future for our communities. Investment in tourism can bring jobs and deliver secure livelihoods to Western Australians, whilst protecting our natural places and preserving and enhancing our heritage and cultural diversity.
WA has many unique and precious places. The Greens WA are committed to the protection of our environment: our unique and diverse plants and animals, our stunning coastal and marine ecosystems, wonderful forests and woodlands, dramatic gorges and vast outback areas.
Our precious natural places are iconic, known the world over. They underpin jobs and investment in our tourism sector and are in many cases the lifeblood of our communities.The Greens WA will not let them be destroyed by vested interests, a lack of political courage or a blinkered obsession with the industries of the past.
The Greens WA had fought alongside the community to protect our iconic precious places like the Burrup, Ningaloo Reef, James Price Point and South West old growth forests from short term interests, so that generations of people will be able to enjoy these amazing natural and cultural places.
A commitment to protecting our precious places has never been more important. Developing sustainable tourism is an integral part of the Greens WA plan to transition Western Australia to a new, clean energy economy.
Supporting Tourism WA's clean, green environment is the drawcard for domestic and international tourists alike.
Unlike fossil fuel and other extractive industries, sustainable eco-tourism that is community centred is supported by, and supports the protection of, our natural places, Aboriginal heritage, our cultural diversity, and the heritage of our towns and cities.
Tourism is a key economic driver for WA, in 2014-2015 the value of the WA Tourism Industry was $10.04 billion, and directly and indirectly accounted for 97,000 Western Australian jobs. With targeted support for tourism enterprises and an investment in events and destination marketing to draw domestic and international visitors, we can support regional communities, jobs and the environment