Adelaide Visitor Information Centre

The Hon. D.W. RIDGWAY (Leader of the Opposition) ( 14:27 :19 ): I seek leave to make a brief explanation before asking the minister representing the Minister for Tourism a question about the Adelaide Visitor Information Centre.

Leave granted.

The Hon. D.W. RIDGWAY: The Adelaide Visitor Information Centre has had a torrid and turbulent past and is in the process of being relocated. It has gone from King William Street to Grenfell Street to North Terrace and is now going to what will probably be its final resting place in James Place. On radio FIVEaa the tourism minister, Mr Bignell, on 29 April stated that the relocated centre would be taking in-person bookings, although he also went on to say that the facility would be staffed by volunteers. Industry sources have advised me that there will be no booking service at the new James Place Visitor Information Centre, despite the minister's claim on radio. My questions to the minister are:

1.Can the minister confirm exactly what services will be offered to the public at the new James Place Visitor Information Centre?

2.Given the operation will be staffed by volunteers, what training will the South Australian Tourism Commission be providing to those volunteers?

The Hon. I.K. HUNTER (Minister for Sustainability, Environment and Conservation, Minister for Water and the River Murray, Minister for Aboriginal Affairs and Reconciliation) ( 14:28 :45 ): I thank the honourable member for his most excellent questions and I will pass them on to the minister in the other place and seek a response on his behalf.

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