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Land Use

The tourism industry, like so many others, is dependent on the natural resources of Newfoundland and Labrador. Proper regulation, sustainable initiatives and cooperative usage between industries remain key aspects of Hospitality NL’s advocacy efforts.

Sustainability and Regulation

Areas of focused advocacy: preserving the natural and cultural beauty of the province, sustainability of tourism industry and the development of a comprehensive land use plan that will guide land use for all industries.

Hospitality NL believes a balance must be found between the needs of the tourism industry and other resource-based industries. However, over the past number of years, many tourism operators have had competing uses for resources negatively impact their tourism experiences and investment.

Comprehensive Land Use Planning

Areas of focused advocacy: need overarching provincial policies and processes regarding the protection of tourism resources and assets, more interpretation, education and awareness programs regarding other resource-based industries and how all industries can work cooperatively.

Hospitality NL continues to be concerned with the lack of a comprehensive land use plan to resolve competing use conflicts throughout Newfoundland and Labrador. As a resource-based industry, tourism requires vision and stewardship for the planning and maintenance of landscapes and seascapes and the responsible development and protection of our natural outdoors and resources. Although Hospitality NL has been engaged with Tourism, Culture and Recreation and other stakeholders over the past two years to help resolve conflicts, dealing with individual issues does not address the lack of a provincial land use plan and the long term impacts on our industry.



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