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Regional Growth - Environment and Tourism Fund

$300 million to increase tourist visitation to regional NSW and create jobs.

Forbes art sculpture - giant goanna

 

The NSW Government has invested $300 million through the Regional Growth - Environment and Tourism Fund to support projects that enhance local tourism. These projects focus on iconic tourism activation, nature-based tourism, Indigenous cultural tourism and tourism in Far West NSW.

This funding is keeping important tourism dollars flowing through regional communities who have suffered through drought, bushfires and the global pandemic. Through this infrastructure investment the Government has funded projects that will activate iconic tourist attractions and grow destinations to drive long-term economic growth by increasing overnight visitation to regional NSW and increasing turn over for local businesses.

The Regional Growth - Environment and Tourism Fund is now fully committed with 69 projects funded across the entire program since its inception.  

Recharged $2 billion Regional Growth Fund

In November 2020 the NSW Government announced an additional $300 million investment over two years taking the Regional Growth Fund to a $2 billion total. This investment will deliver additional rounds of Resources for Regions, the Stronger Country Communities Fund, as well as the new Regional Events Acceleration Fund and Regional Tourism Activation Fund.

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Regional Growth - Environment and Tourism Fund project success stories

Central West Equestrian and Livestock Centre

A $1.5 million grant under the Regional Growth - Environment and Tourism Fund went towards the construction of a new undercover equestrian facility in Blayney which is attracting new events to this regional area.
Two women on brown horses in dressage clothing

The Mount Panorama Boardwalk

A million dollar grant under the Regional Growth - Environment and Tourism fund has facilitated the building of a boardwalk at the top of one of the great icons of the Central West - Mount Panorama.
Boardwalk at top of Mount Panorama with view over Bathurst
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