Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney says three Andrews Labor Government grants totalling over $10,000 will help showcase the Surf Coast to visitors from Victoria and beyond.
The funding, announced by Minister for Tourism and Major Events, John Eren will support the staging and marketing of the popular events, aimed at showcasing the Surf Coast’s unique tourism strengths.
The three grants include:
– $3,750 for the Lorne Festival of Performing Arts which will celebrate culture by the sea through circus, dance and music, as well as street performances – 25-29 August
– $3,500 for Race Four of the Surf Coast Century and Salomon Trail Run will include 100km and 50km ultra-marathon trail running races held on the Surf Coast’s bush tracks and coastal trails – 19-20 September
– $3,000 for the Surf Coast Arts Trail invites the public to visit artists in their studios or in public spaces. Visitors are able to engage with artists and see them ply
their trade. Last year, there were 41 venues and 150 artists involved – 15-16 August
The Labor Government has awarded Country Victoria Events Program grants across the state, encouraging small-scale events to engage local communities and attract both day and overnight visitors. A total of 19 grants have been awarded.
Regional Victoria’s impressive calendar of events are a key component of the state’s $10.9 billion regional economy, keeping visitor rates healthy and creating jobs for regional Victorians.
Quotes attributable to Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney MP
“These three events are eagerly anticipated events on the Surf Coast calendar. I encourage everyone to get along and see for themselves what a great show we put on.”
“Events like these keep our local economy strong. They bring visitors to our region, keeping our motels, shops and cafes busy – and that means jobs.”
Quotes attributable to Minister for Tourism and Major Events John Eren
“Regional Victoria’s tourism stocks are strong under a Labor Government. We understand the crucial role it plays driving the local economy and creating jobs.”
“These grants are designed to help local communities showcase their strengths to
visitors from around Victoria and beyond.”