INDEPENDENT parliamentarian Troy Bell has called for the development of a master plan for the Mount Gambier Valley Lake precinct to identify key “untapped” commercial tourism opportunities.
The Member for Mount Gambier said the town needed to capitalise on the city’s natural assets and transform the way visitors experience the region through nature-based commercial tourism experiences.
Mr Bell said Mount Gambier was missing out on lucrative tourism dollars as a result of the lack of paid attractions and experiences.
“The problem as I see it is a lot of our tourism attractions are free for anyone who wants to come to Mount Gambier,” he said.
“I really do not understand why we do not have more eateries, coffee shops and