The Minister for Regional Development Jaala Pulford and Minister for Tourism and Major Events John Eren have announced a new initiative dedicated to advancing key regional tourism infrastructure projects in partnership with Regional Tourism Boards (RTBs).
In launching Victoria’s Regional Statement in November, the Andrews Labor Government committed to identifying and actively facilitating 10 iconic regional tourism projects.
The new grant program will help support the development of new plans and business cases for these and other significant tourism infrastructure and experiences that have been identified by RTBs across the state, such as cycling, visitor interpretation and Aboriginal heritage opportunities.
The $1.8 million package is funded through the Regional Jobs and Infrastructure Fund and is being jointly developed by Regional Development Victoria and Tourism Victoria.
Quotes attributable to the Minister for Regional Development Jaala Pulford
“We’re getting on with delivering our commitments under the Regional Statement to create jobs and make regional Victoria a better place to live, work and visit.”
“This new $1.8m of funding will help to develop tangible projects and support a robust pipeline of investment opportunities that will grow the visitor economy across regional Victoria.”
Quotes attributable to the Minister for Tourism and Major Events John Eren
“The Andrews Labor Government recognises the critical role that major attractions play in bringing visitors and driving the development and growth of the visitor economy, particularly in regional and rural areas.”
“We’re working with the Regional Tourism Boards to ensure that their voices, and those who know their regions best, are heard throughout this process.”
Reviewed 10 February 2021