Mortlake is set to benefit from Brumby Government funding to support tourism and boost local jobs.
“The Mortlake Festival will receive a $2,000 boost through a Brumby Government program to support a number of events in regional Victoria,” said Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney MLC.
Ms Tierney welcomed the support for the Mortlake Festival, which will receive funds from the Country Victoria Events Program.
The Mortlake and surrounding region has a fantastic range of diverse attractions and events – whether you are interested in touring, food and wine, history and heritage, music, sport, or a short break,” she said.
Ms Tierney said that many visitors coming to the south west for events will stay in the region, giving the local tourism industry an important boost.
“Visitors are well serviced by our extensive range of accommodation options, including B&Bs, motels, hotels and caravan and camping facilities.
“The region’s cafés, restaurants, bars and shops will also benefit from the visitors that events like the Mortlake Festival attract,” Ms Tierney said.
The Mortlake Festival will be held on 20 February 2010 and features a battle of the bands, street theatre, carnival rides, market stores and much more.
“The Festival aims to create opportunities for youth in the area and help build community spirit,” Ms Tierney said.
“Events like this assist to protect the jobs of the thousands of Victorians employed by the tourism industry across the State,” she said.
“The Country Victoria Events Program assists with the development of growing regional events.
“Funding for the CVEP is made available through the Brumby Government’s Living Regions Living Suburbs program and is managed by Tourism Victoria,” Ms Tierney said.
For more information about events happening across Victoria please visit www.visitvictoria.com.