Federal Member for Grey Rowan Ramsey is pleased to announce that Burunga West Council has been successful in gaining a $20,000 Federal Government grant to develop a Strategic Tourism Plan.
“Tourism is becoming an increasingly important part of the long-term viability of our regional communities and we all have to focus on what it is we have that is unique and how we can best promote it to our advantage”, Mr Ramsey said. “Planning for that objective will not only provide direction, it will provide momentum.”
“The Round 3 allocation of the BBRF set aside up to $70m of the program’s total of $200m for tourism, so it is pleasing that a number of organisations have targeted that pool and been successful.”
“The BBRF has delivered almost $4m in this current round into Grey and will take the total delivered to more than $40m since we came to government in 2013. It underlines our commitment to rural Australia.”
“Projects such as this make our regional communities even better places to live, work and raise a family and I’m excited to see the positive difference this funding will make to the community.”
“We are supporting our regions through investing in important local infrastructure and the large amount allocated for regional tourism will support those many regional communities that rely on tourism to bolster their economy.
“We have seen fantastic outcomes from the first two rounds and I have been very happy with the funding that has made its way into Grey communities. This announcement continues the Government’s commitment to unlocking the economic potential of regional Australia and ensuring our regions continue to thrive.”
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March 6 2019