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Title: Industrial Heritage Tourism as a Response to Employment Contraction in the Western Australian Coal Industry ?


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Industrial Heritage Tourism as a Response to
Employment Contraction in the Western Australian
Coal Industry ?
  • Alan Cross, Regional Coordinator Bunbury
    Wellington, South West Development Commission

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South West Region of W.A.
  • Geographically small
  • Most populated
  • 12 L.G.As
  • Mediterranean climate
  • Low unemployment
  • Diverse economy
  • Annual gross regional product 5.0 billion in
    2001/02
  • Clean environment and attractive lifestyle

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General Statistics Shire of Collie
  • New building approvals (2001/02) 4 million
  • Unemployment rate (March 2003) 9.3
  • Average taxable income p.a. (1999/2000) 40,993
  • Average property sale vale (2002) 69,579
  • Population (2002) 9,105
  • Population growth rate (2001/02) 0.4

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Coal Mining in the South West
  • Extracted in Collie since 1890
  • Open cut techniques since 1943
  • Resource of 1,400 million tonnes
  • Excellent for base load power
  • Export difficulties
  • Premier Coal Griffin Coal
  • Western Power largest buyer
  • Value of Production 258 million
  • Public opinion

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Economic Benefits of Coal Mining
  • Direct employment
  • Indirect employment
  • Injection of funds into local economy
  • Royalties to the State
  • Economic benefits underpin social capital

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Social Benefits of Coal Mining
  • Development of social capital
  • Shaped an identity
  • Unique culture
  • Special character within the South West
  • Underpin and fund community institutions
  • Leveraged social infrastructure

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Changing Landscape for Coal
  • Changes for Australias traditional industries
  • National Competition Policy 1995
  • Competition from gas
  • Restructuring to improve efficiencies
  • Increasingly capital intensive
  • More production but less workers

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Reinventing Yourself
  • Independent Marketing Strategy 1998
  • Empirical evidence suggests the biggest
    problem for the Collie River Valley is the image
    of a dirty mining town (Jung, Lautrec Shaw,
    1998).

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In Search of New Tourism Opportunities for Collie
  • CRV a great place to Live, Visit Invest
  • Nature-based tourism
  • Adventure tourism
  • Motor sport tourism
  • Wine tourism
  • Industrial Heritage Tourism

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Industrial Heritage Tourism a definition
  • Industrial heritage tourism forms a
    distinctive, but under researched, subset of the
    wider field of heritage tourism, - i.e., tourism
    at sites with history as their main theme or
    attraction.
  • In this broadest context, industrial heritage
    tourism is concerned with encouraging visitation
    to man-made sites, buildings, and landscapes that
    originated with industrial processes from earlier
    periods.
  • Edwards Llurdes i Coit (1996)

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Development of Industrial Heritage Tourism
  • UK, Europe USA
  • Paralleled the development of the tourism and
    leisure sector
  • Declining industrial and manufacturing sectors
  • The Australian experience
  • Changing face of heritage

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Working Life Heritage Trail
  • 20 heritage sites
  • Mutual benefit policy
  • Propensity for multiple visits
  • The human dimension

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Collie Entrance Tourism Precinct
  • Themed tourism precinct
  • Diversify economic base
  • Learning journey
  • Capitalise on the competitive advantage
  • Tap into the emerging heritage market

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Challenge of Authenticity
  • Problem of authenticity
  • Visitor facilities
  • Honesty and factual accuracy
  • The bare stones dilemma
  • Black Gold replica mine
  • Some acceptance of staged authenticity

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Industrial Heritage Tourism as Tool for Industry
  • Supplement profits
  • Allay public environmental concerns
  • A gift of nature brought to life
  • Assert their community integrity
  • New Coal campaign
  • Western Five Lake

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Conclusion
  • Further restructuring and job losses
  • An enduring coal industry
  • Industrial heritage tourism will create jobs
  • Capitalise on its difference
  • Special identity and culture
  • An authentic experience
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