Yarra Ranges Tourism (YRT) has received funding contributions from the Department of Jobs, Skills, Industries and Regions (DJSIR), Yarra Ranges Council (YRC) and Nillumbik Shire Council (NSC) to undertake the DMP project.
In late 2022, Yarra Ranges Tourism appointed consultants ODIN360 to deliver the plan. The consultants have been a consortium of experts with various experience in the tourism industry. The team includes specialists with backgrounds in tourism & events, food & wine, communities, indigenous, economy, workforce, planning and research, addressing important aspects for the future planning of the region.
The DMP project is being managed by Yarra Ranges Tourism and guided by a Project Steering Committee (PSC). The members of this group include key stakeholders and representatives from across the region including Yarra Ranges Tourism, Yarra Ranges Council, Nillumbik Shire Council, Manningham City Council, Wine Yarra Valley, Tourism Network Yarra Valley, Nillumbik Tourism Association, Dandenong Ranges Tourism, Warburton Valley CEDA and regional transport operators. Regular progress reporting and direction has also been carried out with the Yarra Ranges Tourism Board who is responsible for overseeing delivery of the project.