Part 3 Functions of Destination NSW
12 Principal object of Destination NSW
The principal object of Destination NSW is to achieve economic and
social benefits for the people of New South Wales through the development of
tourism and the securing of major events.
13 General functions of Destination NSW
(1) Destination NSW has the following functions:
(a) to market and promote New South Wales as a tourist destination and
as a destination for the hosting of major events,
(b) to promote travel to and within New South
(c) to promote major events,
(d) to identify, attract and procure major events for New South
(e) to develop tourism ventures,
(f) to implement strategic plans, as approved by the Minister from
time to time, relating to the development of tourism and the procurement of
(g) to prepare, at least 3 months before the beginning of each
financial year of Destination NSW, a corporate and business plan for the
financial year for approval by the Minister,
(h) to prepare, on such occasions as the Board requires, an
operational plan for approval by the Board,
(i) to construct, establish, maintain and operate tourist
(j) to establish, maintain and conduct enterprises relating to
(k) to provide travel and information services relating to
(l) to market travel and related services,
(m) to carry out (or arrange for the carrying out of) research in
relation to tourism and major events.
(2) Destination NSW has such other functions as are conferred or
imposed on it by or under this or any other Act.
(3) Destination NSW may exercise its functions within or outside New
(4) A reference in subsection (1):
(a) to New South Wales includes a reference to any part (such as a
region) of New South Wales, and
(b) to a major event includes a reference to an event that is expected
to provide significant economic or cultural benefits to New South Wales or any
part of New South Wales.
14 Delegation of Destination NSW’s functions
(1) Destination NSW may delegate to an authorised person any of its
functions, other than this power of delegation.
(2) A delegate may sub-delegate to an authorised person any function
delegated by Destination NSW if the delegate is authorised in writing to do so
by Destination NSW.
(3) In this section, authorised person
(a) the Chief Executive Officer, or
(b) a member of the staff of Destination NSW, or
(c) a person, a committee of persons or a person of a class approved
by the Minister or prescribed by the regulations.
15 Exercise of functions through joint ventures
Any function of Destination NSW may be exercised:
(a) by Destination NSW itself, or
(b) by Destination NSW in a partnership, joint venture or other
association with public or local authorities or other persons or
16 Acquisition of land
(1) Destination NSW may, for the purpose of providing any site to
facilitate the development of tourism, acquire land by agreement or compulsory
process in accordance with the Land
Acquisition (Just Terms Compensation) Act
(2) For the purposes of the Public
Works Act 1912, any such acquisition of land is taken to be an
authorised work and Destination NSW is, in relation to that authorised work,
taken to be the Constructing Authority.
(3) Sections 34–37 of the Public Works Act 1912 do not apply
in relation to works constructed under this Act.