June 14th, 2012
Australia: WA ‘sells soul’ to gas firm for tourism boost
Rowena Dela Rosa Yoon
Western Australia (WA) is set to defy all opposition to chase its dream to turn Broome into a key tourist destination - including a court’s injunction order to stop gas giant, Woodside Petroleum, from drilling at a site in James Price Point. With Woodside offering big bucks to finance WA’s tourism promos, the State Government could not back down.
North West Australian Tourism was pleased to announce its intention to receive the $180,000 offered by Woodside to strategically position Broome as a major attraction that will enable WA to compete with other destinations Australia-wide.