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Wirruwana Hub improves visitor experience at Dirk Hartog Island

Wirruwana Hub improves visitor experience at Dirk Hartog Island
September 2, 2021

The recently opened Wirruwana Hub on Dirk Hartog Island in Western Australia's Shark Bay, consists of a new visitor centre and beachside bar and café, providing visitors with a richer tourism experience on the island.

The Western Australian Government provided a $145,434 Regional Economic Development (RED) Grant to Dirk Hartog Island Distilleries to help build the facility.

The project has created seven jobs, facilitated an increase in the number of tours to Dirk Hartog Island, and extended visitor length of stay and spend in the Shark Bay economy.

The Wirruwana Hub is one of 20 projects funded through the REDs program in the Gascoyne region to date, with round four funding opening yesterday.

Western Australian Regional Development Minister Alannah MacTiernan notes "RED Grant projects such as the Wirruwana Hub are generating long lasting benefits for the Gascoyne community, driving business opportunities, economic growth and jobs throughout the region.

"This facility adds a whole new element for visitors to this unique and beautiful part of our state, helping to grow the local economy by creating an asset that can be leveraged by the business community.

"We urge local businesses to look to our RED Grants to get their projects off the ground as part of our commitment to supporting regional economic diversity."

Image: Courtesy Dirk Hartog Island 

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