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Three Sunshine Coast attractions receive funding from Queensland Government
Three Sunshine Coast tourism attractions - Aussie World, Bellingham Maze and Tree Top Adventure Park – are to share in $1.84 million from the Queensland’s Government’s Growing Tourism Infrastructure Fund.
Queensland Tourism Minister Stirling Hinchliffe noted that the Queensland Government is working closely with tourism businesses to help the industry recover from COVID-19 and added “we know tourism is critical to the Sunshine Coast’s economic recovery plan.
“The three fresh attractions for the Sunshine Coast are worth a combined $4.5 million and are expected to deliver almost 50 jobs during construction and operation.”
Aussie World will deliver a new rollercoaster ride to complement the recently installed Swing Ride; Bellingham Maze is combining its a’maze’ing outdoor maze with an immersive, virtual reality maze experience; and work is underway on a Junior adventure challenge for three to nine-year-olds at the Tree Top Adventure Park.
Member for Nicklin, Rob Skelton said the Junior Tree Top Adventure would be the biggest of its kind in Australia highlighting “as the Big Pineapple has demonstrated over the years, the Sunshine Coast isn’t half hearted when it comes to the scale of its tourist attractions.”
Member for Caloundra, Jason Hunt said the fresh attractions would bring more visitors to the Sunshine Coast advising “once built, almost 70,000 extra visitors every year are predicted to make their way to the Sunshine Coast for a unique tourism experience.
“Additional visitors to these new attractions alone are estimated to boost the Sunshine Coast’s economy by nearly $4 million every year.
Image top: Bellingham Maze; Image centre: Aussie World; and Image above: Tree Top ropes Big Pineapple
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