Businesses, investors, tourism associations and local councils in Western Victoria can now apply for a new round of grants for major tourism infrastructure projects that boost the economy and create jobs.
Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney MP said the Tourism Demand Driver Infrastructure grants were an ideal opportunity for local organisations to get help completing the projects that attract visitors from all over Victoria, Australia and the world.
The visitor economy is a key component of Victoria’s prosperity. People from all over the world flock here because they know we have something for everyone and the best of everything. Now we’re giving visitors more great experiences and more reasons to see our state for themselves.
Grants of between $250,000 and $750,000 are available for exciting new projects that drive visitation and create jobs for locals. The last round of TDDI grants made a whole host of new tourism ventures possible, including:
- A spa redevelopment and new geothermal pools at Deep Blue Hot Springs in Warrnambool
- The MCG Rooftop Experience, a new rooftop walk and zip line to the ground
- Restoration of the Club Hotel in Clunes
- A new wilderness boat tour at Wilsons Promontory
The Labor Government recently launched the Victorian Visitor Economy Strategy to drive its bold plans to grow our visitor economy. The Strategy outlines ambitions to increase visitor spending to $36.5 billion each year by 2025 and increase employment in the sector to 320,700 jobs.
For more information visit www.tourism.vic.gov.au
Quotes attributable to Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney MP
“We’re popular with visitors from all over the world because they know they’re in for a world-class experience in Western Victoria.”
“Businesses and tourism organisations in Western Victoria have some great ideas. This is an opportunity for them to get their projects up and running.”
“We’ve set ambitious targets to grow Victoria’s visitor economy like never before. Programs like the Tourism Demand Driver Infrastructure grants will help us do just that.”