Regional Tourism Fund

28 November 2016

Two streams of funding were available through the Regional Tourism Fund between 2016-2019; the Regional Cooperative Tourism Marketing Program and the Regional Tourism Product Development Program. Applications have now closed. See a list of successful projects below.

Regional Cooperative Tourism Marketing Program

Successful projects to date

  • Tourism Snowy Mountains: 2018 Snowy Mountains ‘ So Much More’ Campaign - $100,000
  • Shoalhaven City Council, Eurobodalla Shire Council, Kiama Municipal Council, Tourism Shellharbour and Sapphire Coast Tourism Limited:  2017-18 ‘Unspoilt’ South Coast NSW Marketing Campaign - $462,727
  • Shoalhaven City Council, Eurobodalla Shire Council, Kiama Municipal Council, Tourism Shellharbour and Sapphire Coast Tourism Limited: 2016-17 ‘Unspoilt’ South Coast NSW Marketing Campaign - $380,000
  • Hunter Valley Wine and Tourism Association: 2018 ‘Here’s to the Good Life’ Marketing Campaign - $300,000
  • Regional Strategic Alliance (Blue Mountains, Hawkesbury and Penrith City Councils): ‘Wake Up With’ Marketing Campaign - $130,000
  • Dubbo Regional Council: 2018-2019 ‘The Great Big Adventures’ Campaign - $125,000
  • Lord Howe Island Tourism Association: ‘Always On’ Marketing Campaign -$100,000
  • Destination Riverina Murray: Marketing program to promote the Riverina and the Murray - $210,000
  • Tourism Snowy Mountains: 2019 Snowy Mountains ‘So Much More’ Campaign - $100,000
  • Shoalhaven City Council, Tourism Shellharbour, Kiama Municipal Council, and Sapphire Coast Destination Marketing: 2019 ‘Unspoilt’ South Coast NSW Marketing Campaign - $310,000
  • Lake Macquarie City Council: ‘Love the Lake’ 2019 Winter Campaign - $100,000
  • Orange360 and Orange City Council: ‘Extend the Weekend’ in Orange Campaign - $131,000
  • Penrith City Council: ‘Penrith - Not Your Usual’ Campaign - $100,000
  • Maitland City Council: ‘Make it Maitland’ Campaign - $100,000
  • Eurobodalla Shire Council: ‘All Kinds of Natural’ Campaign - $320,000
  • Broken Hill City Council: ‘It’s Out There’ Campaign - $120,000
  • Port Stephens: ‘Incredible by Nature’ Campaign - $130,000

Regional Tourism Product Development Program

Successful projects to date

  • CoastXP Pty Ltd: Installation of a dry berth to facilitate coastal and harbour tours of Newcastle - $15,000
  • Ross Hill Wine Group Pty Ltd: New function area and cooking school - $150,000
  • Bellingen Shire Council: The Gleniffer Interpretive Signage Project - $50,000
  • Cameron D’Arcy Pty Ltd: Sierra Escape Tents, two luxury glamping tents - $112,874
  • T C Jones Pty Ltd: Tilba Lake Pods, modern eco-friendly cabins - $75,511
  • Nightcap Ridge Pty Ltd: Nightcap Ridge project, cottage and lodge building - $150,000
  • Kimo Estate: A-frame eco-hut to complement existing luxury visitor accommodation - $130,025
  • Shaw Projects Pty Ltd: Cellar door building with facilities to cater for up to 250 guests - $150,000
  • EnviroKey Pty Ltd: Seven new exhibits to house an additional twenty bird species at On The Perch Bird Park - $38,965
  • TreeTop Adventure Park, Central Coast: Outdoor net park suspended within the tree tops - $149,000
  • Belisi Equine Park: Construction of a luxury two bedroom cottage using recycled shipping containers - $150,000
  • Salamander Properties Pty Ltd: New dining experience under the Rick Stein at Bannisters brand - $150,000
  • Symbio Wildlife Park: Installation of a splash park including a series of large water fountains, tipping bucket plus many other features - $150,000
  • Kiama Municipal Council: Surf Beach Holiday Park, installation of two self-contained cabins including a two bedroom accessible cabin - $150,000
  • CIRCA Hotels Pty Ltd: Development of a new five-star, two suite boutique hotel, day spa, tea lounge and retail area in Albury - $150,000
  • Prater Trust: Sir George Stable & Barn, internal fitout of eight new barn-style cottages - $150,000
  • Ecoline Pty Ltd: TreeTop Crazy Rider, Coffs Harbour, installation of a rollercoaster zip line - $149,500
  • Lucy Investments Pty Ltd: 31 new tourist van powered sites and amenities block - $150,000
  • Diamond Waters Pty Ltd: Wedding, conference and activity centre - $85,790
  • Outback Astronomy: New visitor experience plus café - $93,223
  • Tallagandra Hill: Special events venue & farm stay accommodation - $150,000
  • Hillbilly Harvest Pty Ltd: The development of a new cider cellar door, retail space and café - $150,000
  • Forget Me Not Farm Pty Ltd: Construction of four, 4 to 4.5 star cottages with one having wheelchair accessible facilities - $150,000
  • Highfield Farm & Woodland: Construction of a boutique style eco hut, which will accommodate up to four people - $100,580
  • Beachcomber Holiday Park: Two self-contained, eco cabins and supporting infrastructure - $149,850
  • Mountain Culture Pty Ltd: Development of a craft brewery within a heritage-listed building in the heart of Katoomba - $150,000
  • Avonside Alpine Estate: New infrastructure to support the purpose built facility catering to visitors seeking an up-market eco-tourism, farm stay experience - $55,089
  • Double Happiness Co Pty Ltd: Additional accommodation to cater to the demand from the wedding market and to secure mid-week business conferences - $150,000
  • L & M Demamiel Pty Ltd: Construction of an additional accommodation wing including accessible facilities - $145,738
  • The Newcastle Signal Box Pty Ltd: Redevelopment of the heritage-listed signal box into a restaurant and bar showcasing local, regional and NSW food and wine - $150,000
  • Eden Beachfront Holiday Park: Installation of three accessible beachfront villas - $141,103
  • EJ & FM Hatty Pty Ltd: Additional accommodation and facilities to meet the demand from the domestic and international working holiday makers’ market - $103,300
  • SJ Birrell & G J Deans: Victoria Stores Apartments, four luxury apartments within a restored heritage building - $150,000
  • Coffs Harbour City Council: Design and installation of Indigenous interpretive signage at two sites located along the Solitary Island Coastal Walk - $25,000
  • Rosby Pastoral Co: Development of a purpose-built cellar door, art space and event venue - $150,000
  • Callubri Station: The development of farm stay accommodation at Buddabadah (near Nyngan) -  $150,000
  • Currajong Retreat Pty Ltd: Development of three, luxury, off grid, eco glamping lodges overlooking the Towamba River at Currajong Common - $125,875
  • Billabong Koala & Wildlife Park Pty Ltd: Infrastructure developments to allow visitors to experience Billabong Zoo at all times of the day and night and broaden the visitor experiences available - $150,000

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