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Tourism businesses in Commonwealth National Parks to receive financial relief

Tourism businesses in Commonwealth National Parks to receive financial relief
May 6, 2020

A financial relief package announced by the Federal Government will benefit tourism businesses operating in Commonwealth National Parks managed by Parks Australia.

The support is being made available through the Australian Government’s $1 billion Relief and Recovery Fund.

Deputy Prime Minister Michael McCormack advised the package would provide temporary relief from licence and permit charges for tourism businesses operating in Kakadu and Uluṟu-Kata Tjuṯa National Parks.

Deputy Prime Minister McCormack noted “the tourism industry has been hit hard by COVID-19 and we know the sector will be vital to the recovery of regional economies across Australia.

“This support provides immediate relief to businesses and will continue to help the sector open up again once travel restrictions are lifted.”

Federal Minister for the Environment Sussan Ley said Commonwealth National Parks, managed by Parks Australia, are world-renowned natural areas and iconic destinations.

Minister Ley highlighted that “a variety of businesses operate within Commonwealth National Parks and all play a vital role in their regional economies.

“This funding, alongside the waiving of park entry fees for visitors through to 31st December 2020, will support industry to re-build their business operations and to be ready to welcome visitors back to the parks they love so much.”

Eligible businesses will be contacted directly by Parks Australia to facilitate the payments.

Image of Kakadu National Park courtesy of Parks Australia 

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