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Publications archive - Ecologically Sustainable Development


Key departmental publications, e.g. annual reports, budget papers and program guidelines are available in our online archive.

Much of the material listed on these archived web pages has been superseded, or served a particular purpose at a particular time. It may contain references to activities or policies that have no current application. Many archived documents may link to web pages that have moved or no longer exist, or may refer to other documents that are no longer available.

National Strategy for Ecologically Sustainable Development

Prepared by the Ecologically Sustainable Development Steering Committee
Endorsed by the Council of Australian Governments
December, 1992
ISBN 0 644 27253 8

Part 2 Sectoral Issues - Chapter 7


To develop and manage the tourism industry in a way which conserves its natural resource and built heritage base and minimises its environmental impacts.

Strategic Approach

Key actions will include development and adoption of industry codes of environmental practice and impact minimisation programs, examination of regulatory mechanisms for the tourism industry, including performance bonds, improving public information and education materials on environmental impacts associated with tourist activity, and encouraging further research into economic and environmental impacts of tourism

Objective 7.1

Governments will:

Objective 7.2

Governments will:

Objective 7.3

Governments will:

Objective 7.4

Governments will: