Regional visitor centres are invited to apply for funding towards initiatives that will help them stay viable and adaptable in the changing tourism environment.
Centres can apply to share in more than $1 million in the latest round of the Regional Visitor Centre Sustainability Grant Program made possible by Tourism WA and Royalties for Regions. This initiative, worth $4.2 million over four years, was a key commitment by The Nationals WA.
Member for Warren-Blackwood, Terry Redman encouraged regional visitor centres to take advantage of the funding which will help support regional tourism, employment and skills development.
“The first funding round in 2015-16 supported 39 visitor centres across regional WA, delivering more than $1 million for a range of projects including website development, improved signage, accreditation and a mobile visitor centre,” Mr Redman said.
“Who better to help visitors to regional WA than the people who already love living and working in regional tourism? Mr Redman said.
“Visitor centres have a wealth of local knowledge that enhance the tourism experience and help visitors discover the many attractions on offer in the regions,” Mr Redman said.
“Improving visitor experiences is key to creating opportunities and jobs for local communities, and contributing to stronger regional economies. This is why support for tourism is an important Royalties for Regions investment.”
Accredited Visitor Centres and local government authorities are eligible for grants between $10,000 and $100,000, while non-accredited centres working towards accreditation will receive grants up to $40,000.
Applications close 5pm, Friday June 17, 2016. For more information, visit www.tourism.wa.gov.au
For media enquiries please contact Terry Redman on 9848 3171 or Terry.Redman@mp.wa.gov.au