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Second round of tourism funding set to open

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Acting Premier and Minister for Regional NSW Paul Toole today announced applications will soon open for the second round of funding under the Regional Tourism Activation Fund.

View from Coastal Walk between Pat Morton lookout and Boulder Beach. Photo David Lowe.

‘Regional NSW has the best destinations and experiences on offer across Australia, so it makes sense that we invest in new projects that will drive tourism dollars into the regions,’ Mr Toole said.

‘In Round One, we supported more than 30 projects investing close to $30 million to bring visitors to the regions, including major upgrades to the Royal Flying Doctor Service’s Outback Visitor Centre in Broken Hill which is expected to attract thousands of people each year.

‘Every dollar spent by visitors at local shops, cafes, accommodation and visitor attractions provides a much needed boost to our regional economies.’

‘The latest round of  funding is for high-impact projects that will increase visitor numbers, spending and the length of time people are staying in regional NSW.’

The $150 million Regional Tourism Activation Fund Round Two is part of the NSW Government’s $3.3 billion Regional Growth Fund.

Applications for Round Two of the Regional Tourism Activation Fund open on Tuesday 2 August 2022 and close on 27 September 2022 at 5pm.

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  1. Tourism is a scourge.

    It produces nothing but low paid insecure work and hollows out communities via siphoning the available housing stock into short term holiday letting.

    A proper look at tourism costs and benefits is well overdue from the Echo, rather than repeating word for word Tourism NSW press releases.

  2. YesIt certainly is a scourge hollowing out what was once a fabulous community who valued, and protected, this wonderful place.

    What is left of that community, and our precious environment, now suffers the disasters a la ‘splendour’ while others rake in the $. It’s an absolute outrage that something so damaging was approved on such a vulnerable site after the Land and Environment Court ruled it shouldn’t.

    A detailed assessment of the industry, including the impacts on the environment, is urgently needed, not more taxpayers’ funds thrown at it at the behest of those benefitting the most.


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