Still Time for Tourism Operators in the Murray-Darling Electorate to Access Funding
John Williams, The Nationals Member for Murray-Darling today reminded tourism operators throughout the Murray-Darling Electorate that there is still time to apply for a share of the $2.25 million available through the NSW Government’s Regional Visitor Economy Fund. Deadlines for applications close on Friday, 31 January 2014.
John Williams said “The Regional Visitor Economy Fund provides funding for the regional tourism operators to grow their business, which in turn boosts the local visitor economy through the injection of visitor expenditure, and of course creates and sustains tourism-related jobs.
“This funding provides a great opportunity for tourism providers in the Murray-Darling Electorate to access funding that will help them to develop and promote their tourism products to visitors both in Australia and overseas.
“With visitor expenditure in Regional NSW worth more than $13.7 billion to year end September 2013, and more than 95,600 tourism businesses in NSW, this funding provides essential support.”
Minister for Tourism and Major Events, George Souris, said “The Regional Visitor Economy Fund for 2013-2014 totals $7.2 million for the regional tourism industry for the 2013-2014 financial year. This includes a pool of $3.7 million, quarantined for Regional Tourism Organisations, and $3.5 million through two contestable funding rounds which are open to the industry, Local Government and Regional Tourism Organisations.” Destination NSW CEO, Sandra Chipchase, said “The funding is awarded through a competitive application
process. Regional NSW operators intending to apply for this second contestable round of the Regional Visitor Economy Fund need to have their applications lodged with Destination NSW by close of business Friday, 31 January 2014.
Further information on the Regional Visitor Economy Fund, including Guidelines, Frequently Asked Questions and the Regional Visitor Economy Fund Application Form, is available on the Destination NSW website at www.destinationsw.com.au/rvef.