Koalas the key to SA tourism boost

By October 18, 2016 News

Koalas the key to SA tourism boost

Published: 20 July 2016   TEN Eyewitness News


Major changes are planned for a popular conservation park in the Adelaide Hills.

The South Australian Government will spend half a million dollars on a business plan to redevelop the Cleland Wildlife Park.

The makeover would include an “International Koala Centre of Excellence” to protect the species in South Australia.

Environment Minister, Ian Hunter, said the centre will position the state as a destination for international tourists.

“Nature-based tourism will play an important role in expanding our economy,” Mr Hunter said.

“Cleland is a renowned tourism destination and has potential to be expanded to attract new international visitors to Adelaide.”

The Cleland Wildlife Park first opened in 1967.