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New fund to boost Regional Growth investing in environment and tourism

Member for Bega Andrew Constance is encouraging local community and government organisations across the region to apply for funding for environment and tourism projects under the NSW Government’s new $300 million Regional Growth – Environment and Tourism Fund.

Mr Constance said the fund aims to increase tourist visitation by supporting regional environment and tourism infrastructure projects to help grow and diversify regional economies across the State.

“This is great news for our region and I strongly encourage our local organisations to pitch for the funding.

“Expressions of interest are now open for the initial round of the Fund – at least $100 million is available for regional environment and tourism projects from local and state government agencies; Aboriginal Land Councils and other Aboriginal groups; community groups registered as incorporated associations; and non-government organisations.

“We are looking for visionary projects that will transform our region, which might include new or upgraded visitor infrastructure for national parks; new or upgraded camping facilities; repurposing of Crown Lands or heritage buildings for tourism, and the infrastructure to support new visitor activities and eco-tourism,” said Mr Constance.

“The expressions of interest, which close on 6 April 2017, will be independently assessed and shortlisted by Infrastructure NSW with assistance from other NSW agencies.”

Deputy Premier and Minister for Regional New South Wales, John Barilaro, said the Regional Growth – Environment and Tourism Fund was an exciting new initiative that would help to increase tourist visitation, drive jobs creation and build on other NSW Government regional investment programs.

“The Fund is part of the $20 billion Rebuilding NSW initiative, from which the Government has committed $6 billion for regional NSW.

“Already, $110 million has been provided for investments into regional tourism infrastructure including for regional airports, regional cruise facilities and rail trails.”

For further information: Media Release

Above: The Runnyford Koala Sanctuary mooted by Dr Keith Jolliffe to Eurobodalla Council last week would be a perfect contender for this grant

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