A range of tourism projects worth almost $800,000 will receive funding designed to boost tourism infrastructure in Tasmania.
The funding is a partnership between federal, state and territory governments under the $43.1 million Tourism Demand Driver Infrastructure (TDDI) Programme.
Tasmania’s allocation is set at $3.124 million over four years. Funding will be matched by project proponents, doubling the total value.
The first Tasmanian projects to receive funding are:
- East Cove Jetty at Adventure Bay, Bruny Island
- Devil’s Corner Visitor Node
- Cradle Mountain Visitor Experience Master Plan
- Northern Tasmanian Cycling Strategy
- Northern Tasmania Infrastructure Audit
- The Wukalina to Larapuna Cultural Walk
- Development of Visitor Amenities at Derwent Bridge
- Launceston Interpretative Information and Way-Finding
- Geeveston Visitor Hub Feasibility Study
The minister responsible for tourism, Federal Trade and Investment Minister Andrew Robb, said the programme offered states and territories maximum flexibility in identifying priority infrastructure.
That ensured the benefits of government investment were multiplied across the tourism sector.
Tasmania’s Premier and Minister for Tourism, Hospitality and Events Will Hodgman said this first round of funding supported a good mix of feasibility studies and new infrastructure across all regions of the state.
“The TDDI Program will generate a variety of tourism infrastructure projects that will encourage even more holiday-makers to visit Tasmania and boost our record-breaking tourism sector,” Mr Hodgman said.
Mr Robb said the funding would also help develop Tasmania as a destination for Chinese tourists following the successful visit of the Chinese President Xi Jinping to Tasmania in November 2014.
“The number of Chinese holidaying internationally is expected to reach 200 million by 2020,” Mr Robb said.
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