Media response - McLaren Vale Main Street Tourism Vision Action Plan

Published on 18 March 2021

Response to The Advertiser. 

  • I couldn’t make it to the meeting Tuesday night so just wondering if you can let me know what the decision was around the McLaren Vale Main Street upgrade?
  • If it was approved could you please send through some comment from the mayor about what this means for the town and what sort of positive impact it will have?

City of Onkaparinga has approved the five-year McLaren Vale Main Street Tourism Vision Action Plan at its Council meeting on 16 March. The approval included funding of $310,000 for Year Two (2021/22) of the project.

Comments attributed to Mayor Erin Thompson

The McLaren Vale Main Street Tourism Vision Action Plan will encourage visitors to stop, stay longer and spend more, bringing new money into our local economy. The plan supports ‘bricks and mortar’ businesses, particularly those relying heavily on tourism, who have been the hardest hit sector during COVID-19.

We know that the McLaren Vale Business and Tourism Association is committed to assisting with the implementation of the plan, and has been working side by side with the City of Onkaparinga throughout the plan’s development.

Together we can increase the vibrancy and appeal of Main Street to improve the lifestyle and amenities for the community and allow visitors to enjoy more of what’s on offer in our vibrant and diverse region.