REGIONAL TOURISM FUNDING UP FOR GRABS

Marshall urges local tourism operators to apply

MEMBER for Northern Tablelands Adam Marshall has today announced that the 2015-16 Regional Visitor Economy Fund (RVEF) is now open to receive applications from the regional NSW tourism industry.

 

Mr Marshall said that the funds available for the 2015-16 financial year totaled $7.2 million, which is part of the $21.6 million record funding commitment, announced by the government in 2012.

 

“Applications for the 2015-16 RVEF are now open and I encourage our local tourism industry to take advantage of this NSW Government funding to help drive visitation to our beautiful New England High Country and North West regions,” he said.

 

“Tourism is an absolutely vital part of our regional economy. The more people we can attract to experience our region and spend money while they are here the better.

 

“This initiative provides a great opportunity for the tourism businesses within our local community to further develop their product within the domestic and international marketplace.

 

“I encourage our local tourism operators to apply soon so they don’t miss out.”

 

Mr Marshall said the RVEF was administered by the government’s tourism and major events agency Destination NSW, providing investment into the regional visitor economy on a matched dollar-for-dollar basis, and supporting projects that contribute to achieving the goal of doubling overnight visitor expenditure to NSW by 2020.

 

Further information on the Regional Visitor Economy Fund, including guidelines and the application form, is available from www.destinationnsw.com.au/rvef

 

Applications for round one of the 2015-16 Contestable Fund will close on Friday, 12 June 2015. Applications for the Quarantined Fund will close on Friday, 30 November 2015.

 

All applications must be submitted using the online application form.

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