MEMBER for Northern Tablelands Adam Marshall today announced that local councils, tourism associations, industry and regional tourism organisations could now apply for the third round of the NSW Government’s 2015-2016 Regional Visitor Economy Fund (RVEF) contestable fund.
Mr Marshall said the total RVEF funds available for the 2015-2016 financial year totaled $7.2 million, which was part of the $21.6 million record funding commitment announced by the government in 2012.
“I’m delighted to announce that round three of the RVEF contestable fund is now open to receive applications and I urge our region to make use of this marketing and product development opportunity,” Mr Marshall said.
“This initiative allows eligible tourism businesses and organisations within our local community to showcase the diverse range of products and experiences our fantastic region has to offer.”
Mr Marshall said the RVEF was managed and administered by the state’s tourism and major events agency, Destination NSW, and provided investment into the regional visitor economy on a matched dollar-for-dollar basis.
“The RVEF provides the rural and regional tourism industry with a sustainable platform to help boost economic growth within their communities and assists projects that contribute to achieving our goal of doubling overnight visitor expenditure to NSW by 2020,” Mr Marshall said.
Further information on the RVEF, including the contact details of the Zone Manager who can guide and advise applicants in developing their application, is available at www.destinationnsw.com.au/rvef
Applications for round three of the 2015-2016 RVEF contestable fund will be accepted up until 5pm on Friday, 11 March 2016.
All applications must be submitted using the online application form.