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Regional Growth – Environment and Tourism Fund

Published 20th February, 2019

The $300 million Regional Growth – Environment and Tourism Fund invests in infrastructure to increase tourist visitation to regional NSW and create jobs. 

Round Two opened on 14 August 2018 and will be delivered across a number of funding streams.

$20 million Indigenous projects (Stream Four)

NSW is home to Australia’s largest Aboriginal population represented by more than 80 Tribal Groups each with a unique story to tell. Indigenous tourism creates awareness of Indigenous culture and heritage, promotes identity, employs community members and supports local businesses who benefit from the tourists travelling through the area.

The NSW Government has made $20 million available from the Regional Growth – Environment and Tourism Fund (Stream Four) for Indigenous tourism projects in Regional NSW.

The Indigenous projects stream is available for tourism infrastructure projects seeking a minimum $500,000 in funding. The stream is by invitation to Indigenous tourism projects that were submitted in Round One of the Regional Growth – Environment and Tourism Fund. In a unique approach, applicants may be invited to present in-person/on-country as part of the assessment process.

Invited applicants must submit their business case, data sheet and other supporting documents before midnight on Friday, 19 April 2019.

How to submit your application

Invited Indigenous projects applications are due by midnight on Friday, 19 April 2019.

Applications can be submitted by email to [email protected]

Stream One and Two: Key documents

Download the Regional Growth Environment and Tourism Program Guidelines for Round Two, Streams One and Two

Download the Regional Growth Environment and Tourism fact sheet for Round Two, Streams One and Two

Download the Index of Relative Socio-Economic Advantage and Disadvantage

Download the Regional Growth Environment and Tourism FAQs for Round Two, Streams One and Two

Applications

RGETF Stream One shortlisted applicants were invited to submit a detailed application by Friday, 1 February 2019. Applications are currently under assessment.

RGETF Stream Two applicants were invited to submit a detailed application by 21 September 2018. Assessment outcomes will be communicated soon with some successful projects already announced.

RGETF Stream Three was open to NSW Government agencies and related entities for nature-based tourism projects. Projects submitted under this stream are still under assessment.

Published 20th February, 2019
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