The Southern Yorke Peninsula Water Tower Art Trail is set to receive a helping hand from the Federal Government.
Federal Member for Grey Rowan Ramsey said he is very pleased to announce four water towers will be painted to become part of the water tower/silo art trail.
“The grant from the Regional Tourism Bushfire Program will provide funds enabling the painting of water towers in Yorketown, Edithburgh, Coobowie and Stansbury. These communities were all directly impacted by the fires in November 2019,” he said.
“The project will receive $60,000 from the Federal Government to help assist with costs of materials for equipment hire and artists’ fees to help create a new tourist art trail development in the Southern Yorke Peninsula.
“We need to focus on encouraging South Australians to get out enjoy our fabulous state, which is exactly what this project will do. The resurgence in local regional tourism in SA has been remarkable and this artwork will further promote visits to Yorke Peninsula and sustain our tourist industry and local communities.
“The four water towers targeted for painting will become part of the official Australian Silo Art Trail and Australian Water Tower Trail.
“There is so much to offer tourists on Yorke Peninsula and the success of the water/silo trails across Australia has been extraordinary.
“This is a fantastic way to bring even more tourists to this beautiful part of the State and stimulate accommodation, catering and small business in the region.”
“The Silo Art Trail will also be a chance for these communities to come together and focus on something positive, celebrating what is unique about their region.”
For further information on the RTBR grants program visit: www.austrade.gov.au/Australian/Tourism/Tourism-and-business/Grants/regional-tourism-bushfire-recovery-grants
Media Contact: Leonie Lloyd-Smith 08 86331744 August 7, 2020