A major redevelopment of the RACV Cape Schanck Resort will create jobs and boost tourism on the Mornington Peninsula, Minister for Tourism and Major Events John Eren said.
Mr Eren today joined RACV Chairman Kevin White to turn the sod to mark the official commencement of the redevelopment of the resort, complete with 200 accommodation rooms and purpose-built conference and function areas.
Once complete, the RACV Cape Schanck Resort will be able to host up to 450 delegates at a time, making it one of Victoria’s premium locations for business events and conferences. It will create jobs for locals, and give nearby businesses new opportunities to grow.
The Mornington Peninsula is one of regional Victoria’s great tourist destinations, and the Andrews Labor Government wants to grow its appeal. The RACV Cape Schanck Resort redevelopment sits alongside the Mornington Racecourse refurbishment, the Mornington Pier upgrade and the completed lease negotiations with the Arthurs Seat Skylift as projects that attract visitors and create jobs.
The Mornington Peninsula attracts thousands of visitors each year, and figures show the region is headed in the right direction. Tourism Research Australia data reveals a 7.7 per cent increase in domestic overnight visitors over the past five years. A 4.6 per cent increase on international visitation was also recorded.
Tourism is a key pillar of regional Victoria’s economy. That’s why the Andrews Labor Government is working hard to grow Victoria’s visitor economy. The Government is getting on with the job of establishing Visit Victoria, the state’s new entity charged with the task of keeping us number one for tourism and major events.
The Labor Government is delivering a $3 million regional tourism marketing campaign, to showcase our regions like never before.
Quotes attributable to Minister for Tourism and Major Events John Eren
“The redevelopment of the RACV Cape Schanck Resort will create jobs for locals and give nearby businesses new opportunities to grow.”
“When it comes to tourism, the Mornington Peninsula is a jewel in Victoria’s crown. We’re working hard to give the region the tools and resources it needs to welcome more visitors than ever before.”
“Our visitor economy is key to Victoria’s prosperity. We do tourism so well, but we’ll never be complacent.”
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