Katanning maps project to give tourists a guide to local treasures

Sarah MakseGreat Southern Herald
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The Katanning Hub Community Resource Centre and Shire of Katanning are developing tourist maps forvisitors.
Camera IconThe Katanning Hub Community Resource Centre and Shire of Katanning are developing tourist maps forvisitors. Credit: Sarah Makse/Great Southern Herald

Driving and walking maps are in the works at the Katanning Hub Community Resource Centre to help keep visitors on track when uncovering the region’s treasures.

Several tourist itineraries have been created through a collaboration between the Katanning CRC Visitors Centre, Great Southern Treasures, GSCORE and Shire of Katanning.

Shire community development and projects co-ordinator Denise Gallanagh-Wood said the maps would encourage tourists to extend their stay in the region and spend more money locally.

“The project is a step to support local businesses to meet the needs of tourists,” she said.

“We are doing this through collating information on local attractions and providing businesses with support and guidance to make the most of opportunities.”

Local drawcards including public art, the All Ages Playground and Stirling Ranges will feature on the half to three-day itineraries to help visitors make the most of their stay in the Great Southern.

“By highlighting what Katanning and the surrounding areas have to offer we aim to ensure visitors to the area don’t miss what we have, supporting them to more easily find what they need and enjoying exciting and interesting activities,” Ms Gallanagh-Wood said.

The itineraries will be available in the Katanning Hub CRC in a few months.

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