NSW regional tourism businesses in Mudgee, Port Stephens, the Hunter and Parkes will benefit from more than $600,000 after successfully applying for NSW Government funding from the Regional Visitor Economy Fund.
Minister for Trade, Tourism and Major Events Stuart Ayres said the funds will go towards marketing and product development projects aimed at increasing overnight visitation to the regions which helps to grow local economies across Regional NSW.
“It gives me great pleasure to announce these four organisations from Regional NSW will receive a significant boost as a result of the Regional Visitor Economy Fund, which is administered by the NSW Government’s tourism and major events agency, Destination NSW,” Mr Ayres said.
“These funds will not only go towards upgrading and improving business services, but will provide a platform for NSW regional tourism operators to promote their wonderful products and experiences to domestic and international visitors.
“NSW is home to some of the country’s best tourism attractions and I am delighted these businesses will benefit from this NSW Government initiative.”
The successful applicants will receive funding on a matched dollar-for-dollar basis from Round Two of the Contestable Regional Visitor Economy Fund.
The final round of the Contestable Fund – Round Three – will open on 1 February 2016 and close on 11 March 2016.
$120,000 – Mudgee Region Tourism for a Destination Marketing Campaign (Central NSW Region).
$197,000 – Port Stephens Tourism for a Destinations Marketing Program (Stage three – Hunter Region)
$175,000 – The Hunter Resort for the Hunter Valley Adventure Centre Project (Upper Hunter, Cessnock Region).
$120,000 – Parkes Shire Council for the Peak Hill Gold Mine Visitor Experience Improvement Program (Central NSW Region).