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Victoria opens up new round of tourism funding

October 10, 2016 Headline News No Comments Email Email

egtmedia59The Government of Victoria is making a new round of tourism funding available, with grants of between AUD 250,000 and AUD 750,000 available to businesses, investors, local governments or tourism associations for new projects that boost economies and create jobs.

It’s part of the Tourism Demand Driver Infrastructure (TDDI) program, delivered in conjunction with the Commonwealth, that helps local organisations complete projects that attract visitors from Victoria, elsewhere in Australia and the world.

The last round of TDDI grants made various new tourism ventures possible, including:

  • A spa redevelopment and new geothermal pools at Deep Blue Hot Springs, Warrnambool;
  • The MCG Rooftop Experience, a new rooftop walk and zip line to the ground;
  • Restoration of the Club Hotel in Clunes;
  • A new wilderness boat tour at Wilsons Promontory.

The Victorian Government recently launched the Victorian Visitor Economy Strategy to drive plans to grow the state’s visitor economy. It outlines ambitions to increase visitor spending to AUD 36.5 billion each year by 2025 and increase employment in the sector to 320,700 jobs.

“We’re popular with visitors from all over the world because they know they’re in for a world-class experience in Victoria,” Victoria’s Acting Minister for Tourism and Major Events, Luke Donnellan, commented.

“Businesses and tourism organisations have some great ideas. This is an opportunity for them to get their projects up and running.”

“We’ve set ambitious targets to grow Victoria’s visitor economy like never before. Programs like the Tourism Demand Driver Infrastructure grants will help us do just that.”

Edited by William Sykes

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