Shire extends Denmark Chamber of Commerce’s lease at Kwoorabup Visitor Centre

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Denmark Visitor Centre.
Camera IconDenmark Visitor Centre. Credit: Laurie Benson/Albany Advertiser

The Denmark Chamber of Commerce will continue running Denmark’s Kwoorabup Visitor Centre until the end of August after the local council agreed to extend the DCC’s lease for another four months.

The extension is intended to allow time for Denmark’s Draft Tourism Strategy to be completed, providing a long-term plan that incorporates the visitor centre.

The Kwoorabup Visitor Centre has been occupied by the DCC since December, after The Amazing South Coast Tourism Inc. divested itself of visitor servicing and closed the centre on July 31.

It has been an important community facility for more than 50 years, promoting local attractions and providing information for visitors to the town.

DCC CEO Summer Addy said the chamber would continue working closely with the Shire of Denmark ahead of the release of the tourism strategy.

The extension will continue with the lease terms agreed upon in Decem-ber.

“We will continue to work closely with the Shire and other non-for-profit partners to allow for the long-term solution to be informed from the research and community engagement data which the tourism strategy will provide,” Ms Addy said.

The Kwoorabup Visitor Centre operates through two co-ordinators who share a paid, part-time role as well as a group of dedicated volunteers.

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