Geoff Butcher, Butcher Partners Limited, was invaluable in his guidance of the project and teachings on economic impact analysis. Felicity Wong and Harry Broad, DOC Head Office, instigated and supported this project. Murray Hosking edited and improved the report from feedback received from external reviewers.
Katrina Subedar and Jenna Martin conducted visitor surveys at the marine reserve. Many businesses within the Leigh community provided their support to the project by supplying economic data to Geoff and myself including; Goat Island Dive, Tony and Jenny Enderby, Thelma Wilson, Richard Hill, Walkworth Visitors Centre, Ivan and Christina Blackwell, Mike Smith, Pakiri Beach Horse Rides, Leigh Motel, Arthur Cozens.
I’d like to extend my sincere thanks to all those who supported the project and in particular those mentioned above who made it happen.