Industry Transformation

Message from QTIC Chair on Industry Transformation
3/05/17

As you may be aware, our industry transformation forums across the state have come to an end. I would like to thank all the individuals who attended one of the ten forums and all the organisations that were involved in the process. Your input has been incredibly valuable in determining whether transformational change can offer new opportunities for our industry and what changes would be supported.
 
All of your feedback collected from the ten forums has been compiled by our forum facilitator, Mark Olsen, and will be passed on to the industry consultative committee for consideration and further discussion. The committee will draft a set of recommendations to present to the QTIC board. We aim for this process to be completed by June.
 
I feel it is important to communicate that one of the strong messages that we have heard from the majority of our members across the state is that a visitor levy is not acceptable to industry.  We have made it very clear from the beginning that we will not advocate for any change that does not have industry support.  Given this clear feedback, the visitor levy presented in the KPMG business case will not be taken any further by QTIC. The discussions held have been extremely valuable and key themes will be presented to the consultative committee to determine how we can address the challenges in the current structures that have been identified during the consultations.  How can we work together as an industry to create the most competitive and effective industry structure? 
 
I also want to take this time to assure you that your contribution across the forums, emails and letters has been heard and the next few months will focus on how we can utilise the information provided to us across these forums to strengthen the industry.
 
I will be back in touch with you when the committee has provided the QTIC board with their recommendations. In the mean time, if you have further comments or questions then please get in touch with us at - transformation@qtic.com.au
 
Kind Regards,

Shane O'Reilly
Chair, QTIC Board