6/3/2019

Grants to highlight Noosa on tourism map

Noosa will be highlighted on the world map, with tourism operators to benefit from training and industry events funded by the Federal Liberal and Nationals Government’s Building Better Regions Fund.

Federal Member for Wide Bay Llew O’Brien announced Tourism Noosa will receive two grants under Round 3 of the highly-successful programme, to help grow the economy and build a strong future for the Wide Bay region.

The Industry Leadership Program will receive $20,000 to deliver a non-accredited 12-month training program for about 10 industry leaders in the Noosa region’s tourism sector, while the 2019 Noosa Food & Wine Festival will receive $10,000 to deliver an Industry Day designed to inform and develop emerging food and wine industry talent.

“These projects will help educate Noosa tourism providers and allow them to put Noosa on the world stage as a tourism destination,” Mr O’Brien said.

“More tourism means more money being spent in Wide Bay, more jobs for local people, and a better economy.

“The flow-on effects from these grants will create an economic boost to benefit the whole community, and make Noosa a more vibrant place to live. I’m excited to see the positive difference this funding will make.”

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development Michael McCormack said the Liberal and Nationals Government is committed to ensuring Australia’s regions remain strong, resilient and prosperous in the long term.

“We are supporting our regions through investing in important local infrastructure, as well as great community-building and planning initiatives under the Building Better Regions Fund and other Government priorities such as the Regional Growth Fund and our decentralisation agenda,” Mr McCormack said.

“In this round we are also investing more than $70 million in regional tourism infrastructure, to support those many regional communities that rely on tourism to bolster their economy.

“We have seen fantastic outcomes from the first two rounds, and today’s announcement continues our commitment to unlocking the economic potential of regional Australia and ensuring our regions continue to thrive.”

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