Lander & Rogers' Sports Business Group is the leading sports law practice in Australia, representing over 150 national and international sporting bodies. Our clients include international…read more
$95 million funding boost for regional tourism
Tourism infrastructure across Australia is to benefit from $95 million in allocations from the National Stronger Regions Fund (NSRF) Round Two allocations.
The Federal Government program will invest more than $95 million in 33 regional tourism infrastructure projects around the country which is a welcome boost for tourism in rural and regional areas.
This funding is great news for local communities across Australia and it will help deliver investment-ready projects worth more than $273 million.
This includes $10 million towards a new Arts and Community Precinct in Karratha (Western Australia), $2.5 million for upgrades to Bathurst Airport (NSW); $947,000 to the Cocos (Keeling) Islands for a new retail precinct; and a $7 million investment in the Rockhampton Riverfront Redevelopment (Queensland).
Commenting on the funding, Federal Tourism Minister Richard Colbeck stated “the Government recognises the importance of the tourism industry to Australia's economy, which is why we have made tourism infrastructure one of five National Investment Priorities.
“Tourism is especially important to regional Australia, with 45 cents of every tourism dollar spent in regional areas. However we need to do more to encourage tourists to visit our regions.
“That's why we are boosting tourism infrastructure investment and taking steps to address labour and skills shortages, as well as increasing international aviation capacity and introducing visa reforms to make visiting Australia easier for tourists.”
Senator Colbeck added “I congratulate all regional tourism projects that were successful in gaining Federal Government co-investment through the National Stronger Regions Fund, which is supporting the development of a diverse range of infrastructure nationwide.”
The National Stronger Regions Fund is providing $1 billion over five years to promote economic growth and address disadvantage in Australia's regions. The fund encourages local communities to identify priority infrastructure projects and form partnerships across not-for-profit organisations, local, state and territory governments as well as the private sector.
A total of 111 projects were successful in Round Two, announced earlier this week by Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development, Warren Truss, and Assistant Minister, Michael McCormack.
More information on the National Stronger Regions Fund, including a full list of successful Round Two projects and details on the application process, can be viewed www.infrastructure.gov.au/nsrf.
Images: Senator Richard Colbeck (top) and the schematic design for the Karratha Arts and Community Precinct (below).
20th November 2015 - INTERNATIONAL VISITS TO AUSTRALIA REACH RECORD HIGH
17th October 2015 - ARTN CAMPAIGNS FOR RECOGNITION FOR REGIONAL TOURISM
Asking a small favour
We hope that you value the news that we publish so while you're here can we ask for your support?
The news we publish at www.ausleisure.com.au is independent, credible (we hope) and free for you to access, with no pay walls and no annoying pop-up ads.
However, as an independent publisher, can we ask for you to support us by subscribing to the printed Australasian Leisure Management magazine - if you don't already do so.
Published bi-monthly since 1997, the printed Australasian Leisure Management differs from this website in that it publishes longer, in-depth and analytical features covering aquatics, attractions, entertainment, events, fitness, parks, recreation, sport, tourism and venues management.
Subscriptions cost just $90 a year.
Click here to subscribe.
The Complete Guide to Leisure Industry Products & Services.
Solarwise NSW / Dolphin Tech were the first and are the largest Dolphin dealer in NSW with a full service facility and full range of spare parts "on the shelf". We also provide on site…read more
Ecoline is a highly experienced and skilled company that offers world-first technology in safety, protects the environment and provides a unique and challenging custom-made adventure and educational…read more
Life Fitness Cardio Life Fitness Strength Hammer Strength Group Cycling Rowers Certified Refurbished Freeweights Benches & Racks Flooring Life Fitness is the global leader in the fitness…read more
HQH Fitness is an international company that specialises in improving the health, fitness and wellness of people everywhere. We are the South Pacific distributors for Total Gym/GRAVITY Education and…read more
Principal Consultant Simon Weatherill has spent the last 20 years developing the world renowned Melbourne Sports Hub, as former Chief Executive Officer of the State Sports Centres Trust…read more
Activating skyscapes for tourism, art, leisure and living TouchCloud Global (TCg) is a highly specialised international consultancy, broker and principal, devoted solely to activating and energising…read more
Solar Pool Heating & Swimming Pool Covers since 1974. Sunbather offer an Australian made product which undergoes continual development to enable you to trust in the Sunbather brand. We deliver a…read more
get listed with our suppliers directory
Get your business noticed in our targeted directory. Viewed by 10,000 industry professionals per week!