Member for Bega Andrew Constance has announced that the Bega Valley has secured the headquarters for Destination Southern NSW.
“Securing the headquarters for Destination Southern NSW is wonderful news for our region,” Mr Constance said.
“Destination Southern NSW will facilitate visitor economy growth at the local level, and represent our region’s tourism industry, all based out of Merimbula.
“More activity across our region means more jobs and boosted local economies and these next steps reaffirm the Government’s continued focus to grow rural and regional tourism.
“We look forward to welcoming more visitors to our beautiful region as a result of the new Destination Network structure.”
With tourism and its associated infrastructure about to take off across our whole region we are best placed to facilitate these headquarters, and really spearhead our region to the next level,” said Mr Constance.
Mayor of Bega Valley Shire Council, Kristy McBain said "We welcome Destination Southern NSW to our shire and believe it is the best location to drive the visitor economy for the entire region.”
Minister for Tourism and Major Events Adam Marshall said he was delighted to announce the headquarters for Destination Southern NSW, which is the next critical phase in ensuring the Destination Networks (DNs) are up and running.
“Rural and regional tourism plays an important role in growing the NSW economy, contributing nearly $15 billion in total overnight and day trip expenditure to our State’s economy and directly employing 85,000 people.
“The NSW Government is committed to accelerating growth in this vitally important industry, and our $43 million investment to boosting the way rural and regional areas attract visitor’s cements our perseverance to ensuring our State remains number one.” Media Release