A $20 million boost has been announced for South Australia’s regional tourism industry.
The funding is set to encourage private investment in regional tourism infrastructure, create jobs and aid COVID recovery.
Grants from $20,000 to $500,000 are available for projects that help attract more visitors and bring in a higher return.
Premier Steven Marshall says “There’s no doubt the tourism industry is one of the hardest hit by the COVID-19 pandemic, but it’s also one of the most innovative and creative,”
Marshal said “One of the key strategic priorities identified across all regions for growing the visitor economy in our state, is improved accommodation, product and experiences.”
“Regional tourism is playing a major role in rebuilding our state’s visitor economy and creating local jobs. We already know 43 cents in every tourism dollar is spent in our regions and early indications show this Fund will create around 1,400 ongoing direct tourism jobs."
Applications for the Tourism Industry Development opens today, September 14th and runs until March 31 2022 or until all funds have been allocated.
More details: tourism.sa.gov.au
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