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New Members for Cradle Coast Tourism Executive


The advisory group to the Cradle Coast regional tourism organisation has recently added two new members with extensive experience in accommodation and events management to help guide the industry in the region.

CCTE Chairman Rod Stendrup has announced the appointment of Carolyn Nissen, from Strahan, and Michael Bonney, of Ulverstone, to the committee, part of the Cradle Coast Authority.
Mr Stendrup said they would replace two members of the group who had recently resigned due to personal reasons.
“I want to welcome both Carolyn and Michael to the CCTE, they will bring a range of skills and experience to the group and will help to provide support and insight into the industry in the region,” Mr Stendrup said.

Ms Nissen is the operator of Ormiston House at Strahan and has more than 30 years of experience in the industry, particularly in marketing and local tourism. Her involvement in the West Coast has
been extensive, including being the current chair of the Western Wilderness Tourism Association and working at a variety of levels to develop the local industry.

Mr Bonney is the managing director of Cradle Coast Sports and Events, which runs the Devonport Triathlon, Run Devonport and is involved with a number of other events in the region and around Tasmania. He was also the driver of the National Inflatable Rescue Boat Championships at Penguin in 2010, and has an extensive background in industry in the Cradle Coast region.

Comprised of tourism industry professionals, the Cradle Coast Tourism Executive meets monthly to advise on marketing, industry development and tourism product development activities undertaken by the Cradle Coast Authority.

Members of the Cradle Coast Tourism Executive from September 2014:
· Rod Stendrup – Chairman
· Carolyn Nissen – Ormiston House
· Michael Bonney – Cradle Coast Sports and Events
· John Dabner – Tall Timbers Tasmania
· Stephanie Jaensch – Tourism consultant
· Stuart Jones – Devonport City Council
· Justin McErlain – Wynyard Waterfront
· Anthony O’Hern – Cradle Mountain Canyons
· Phil Vickers – West Coast Council and West Coast Heritage Ltd
· Clint Walker – Stanley Seaview Inn, Horizon Deluxe and Burnie City Apartments
· Tanya Trost – Tourism Tasmania
Cradle Coast Authority: Representing our councils and their communities as a region
Media interview:
Rod Stendrup – Chairman Cradle Coast Tourism Executive – 0409 947 308
For media assistance and additional biography information:
Amanda Wilson – Communications Manager – 6431 6285

Please take the opportunity

As Cradle Coast Sports and Events have recently taken over the management of the Run Devonport event and the Pure Tasmania Cycle Challenge, please take the opportunity to review the updated information now on these websites. Whilst you are checking these out, please visit for updates on the 2014 Devonport Triathlon. Regular updates are also available on Facebook.

Summer events have new home

Cradle Coast Sports and Events and The Event Crew Media Release 22/08/2013

Summer events have a new home.

Cradle Sports and Events Director Michael Bonney and The Event Crew director Kerry Stubbs have much pleasure advising that the iconic events Run Devonport and The Pure Tasmania Cycle Challenge have been sold to Cradle Coast Sports and Events. Both Michael and Kerry are excited that an arrangement has been reached and the events can thrive and survive into the future. These events, along with the Devonport Triathlon puts Cradle Coast Sports and Events at the fore front of event management Tasmania. The Devonport Triathlon was successfully delivered by the Cradle Coast Sports and Events team in 2013.

Kerry said “Being a proud North West coast boy it has been a pleasure to see both the events I started build over the last couple of years. Now being based on the Gold Coast it has become apparent for these events to continue to grow and thrive they needs a local Manager on the ground and I am very happy to see Michael take these events on. We have had a great working relationship via the Devonport Triathlon and I know PTCC and RD are in fantastic hands moving forward. The people of Devonport deserve well organised and run events and I know each event will help draw people from outside of the area into the local community and economy”.

Michael said “I am very excited to purchase the events and I look forward to managing and evolving them. It is going to be a busy six months in the lead up to all three events, however the challenge will be satisfying and rewarding experience for me, the organising committee, Devonport community and the competitors that come and enter the events .”

Mr Bonney said he would like to build the profile of the events over several years to highlight the North-West Coast of Tasmania to those from other areas in the state as well as interstate and international visitors.
The 2014 Devonport Triathlon will be held on Saturday 1st March, with a Kids/Corporate/Community triathlon on Sunday 2nd March. The Run Devonport will be held on Sunday 16th March and the Pure Tasmania Cycle Challenge will be held on Saturday 22nd February 2014. For more information please visit the Cradle Coast Sports and Events website

Website Launched

Today we are turning on our new website, which is all about sports and events in the Tasmania region.