Tourism boost puts regional NSW on the map
New, innovative and unforgettable tourism drawcards that will bring visitors from far and wide to regional NSW are set for a major funding boost, thanks to the NSW Government’s $150 million Regional Tourism Activation Fund.
Acting Premier and Minister for Regional NSW Paul Toole today announced applications will soon open for the second round of funding that supports regional tourism and increases the appeal of regional destinations for both Australian and international visitors.
“Regional NSW has the best destinations and experiences on offer across Australia, so it makes sense that we invest in new projects that will drive tourism dollars into the regions,” Mr Toole said.
“In Round One, we supported more than 30 projects investing close to $30 million to bring visitors to the regions, including major upgrades to the Royal Flying Doctor Service’s Outback Visitor Centre in Broken Hill which is expected to attract thousands of people each year.
“Every dollar spent by visitors at local shops, cafes, accommodation and visitor attractions provides a much needed boost to our regional economies.”
The latest round of funding is for high-impact projects that will increase visitor numbers, spending and the length of time people are staying in regional NSW.”
The $150 million Regional Tourism Activation Fund Round Two is part of the NSW Government’s $3.3 billion Regional Growth Fund.
Applications for Round Two of the Regional Tourism Activation Fund open on Tuesday 2 August 2022 and close on 27 September 2022 at 5pm.
For more information, go to: www.nsw.gov.au/RTAFund.