Tourism Product Development Fund

16 February 2021

Two streams of funding were available through the 2020/21 Tourism Product Development Fund.

Refresh and Renew

The Refresh and Renew Fund offered unmatched grants of $10,000 to assist tourism operators to update their product or experience to better meet consumer expectations.

Applications have now closed. See a list of successful recipients below.

  • A Gay & K Gay: Burnbrae Wines, Mudgee - $10,000
  • A P Providores Pty Ltd: Ariah Park Hotel, Ariah Park - $10,000
  • Alan Harry Imrie: Bay Breeze Boutique Accommodation, Batemans Bay - $10,000
  • Alpine River Adventures Pty Ltd: Alpine River Adventures, Numeralla - $10,000
  • Amanda J Barnes: Kalinya Estate, Bargo - $10,000
  • Anthony Boots Investments Pty Ltd: Hydro Motor Inn, Leeton - $10,000
  • Aquamelt Pty Ltd: South West Rocks Dive Centre, South West Rocks - $10,000
  • Armstrong Family Trust: Coastal Comfort Motel, Narooma - $10,000
  • Australian F4 Investment Pty Ltd: Twin Trees Country Cottages, Pokolbin - $10,000
  • Australian Reptile Park Pty Ltd; Australian Reptile Park, Somersby - $10,000
  • Ayleh Pty Ltd atf for Ayleh Family Trust: Hillview Farm Stay, Mount Adrah - $10,000
  • B3 Reylon Pty Ltd atf W & M Bond Family Trust: The Heritage Motor Inn, Leeton - $10,000
  • Bellotti Keady Holding Pty Ltd: Cascades Motor Inn, Dubbo - $10,000
  • Berton Vineyard Pty Ltd: Berton Vineyards, Yenda - $10,000
  • Blue Moon Traders Pty Ltd atf Accel Family Trust: The Hub Espresso Bar & Eatery, Bathurst - $10,000
  • Blue Mountains City Council: Blue Mountains Tourists Parks, Katoomba - $10,000
  • C H Edwards & F A Edwards & Wonkana (No3) Family Trust: Austin Tourist Park, Tamworth - $10,000
  • C J Morgan & X J Moran: Abercrombie House, Stewarts Mount - $10,000
  • C M De La Barre De Nanteuil & J De Nanteuil: The Globe Inn, Yass - $10,000
  • Central Coat Council: Budgewoi Holiday Park, Budgewoi - $10,000
  • Club Macquarie Limited: Macquarie 4 Star, Argenton - $10,000
  • Darlien Deberigny: Mystery Bay Cottages, Mystery Bay - $10,000
  • Donna Maria Carrier: Bent on Food, Wingham - $10,000
  • Double Happiness Co Pty Ltd: Seacliff House, Gerringong - $10,000
  • Dropok Pty Ltd: McLeish Estate, Pokolbin - $10,000
  • DS Cruikshank & A Elliott: Wharf Street Café, Nambucca Heads - $10,000
  • Eden Road Wine Co Pty Ltd: Eden Road Wines, Murrumbateman - $10,000
  • EXGS Pty Ltd: Exeter General Store & Café, Exeter - $10,000
  • F J Precision (Holdings) Pty Ltd: Valhalla Perisher, Perisher Valley - $10,000
  • Fish Xia Investments Pty Ltd: Tumut Valley Motel, Tumut - $10,000
  • G J Bultitude & Mikes Place Pty Ltd: The Kranky Goat, Hallidays Point - $10,000
  • Glenbernie Orchard Pty Ltd: Glenbernie Orchard, Darkes Forest - $10,000
  • Griffith City Council: Griffith Visitor Information Centre, Griffith - $10,000
  • Hamish Tame: Enigma Visual, Bowral - $10,000
  • Hawcroft General Trading Co Pty. Ltd: Noah’s on the Beach, Newcastle - $10,000
  • HDR Hospitality Pty Ltd: The Victoria Hotel, Bathurst - $10,000
  • Hughes Unit Trust: Forresters Beach Resort, Forresters Beach - $10,000
  • Indoor Skydive Australia Group Limited: iFLY Downunder, Penrith - $10,000
  • J A Mobbs & K L Mobbs: Bago Vineyards, Herons Creek - $10,000
  • J Cole and B W Ferguson: Art Bar Kiama, Kiama - $10,000
  • J J & S Pty Ltd: Crackenback Farm, Crackenback - $10,000
  • J M R Pty Ltd - Symbio Wildlife Park, Helensburgh - $10,000
  • J N & J G Barry: Carinya Station Farm Stay, Lightning Ridge - $10,000
  • Katoomba Scenic Railway Pty Ltd: Scenic World Blue Mountains, Katoomba - $10,000
  • Kavitha Barron: Chasin’ Opal, Lightning Ridge - $10,000
  • Kempsey Shire Council: Hat Head Holiday Park, Hat Head - $10,000
  • Laura Joanne Fraumeni: Nest Cinema Cafe Books, Tumbarumba - $10,000
  • M B Fernon & V T Fernon & The trustee for Agape Family Trust: Grove Estate Wines, Young - $10,000
  • M P Forbes Pty Ltd: Mollymook Surfbeach Motel & Apartments, Mollymook - $10,000
  • McCaffrey’s Estate Pty Ltd: McCaffrey’s Estate, Pokolbin - $10,000
  • Mikaza Sukaza Pty Ltd: Selwyn Star Lodgem Adaminaby - $10,000
  • Mountain Ridge Provisions Pty Ltd: Mountain Ridge, Coolangatta - $10,000
  • Nicole Therese Moroney: Cowra Motor Inn, Cowra - $10,000
  • Notaras Bros Entertainment: Saraton Theatre, Grafton - $10,000
  • Oaklands Pty Ltd: Oakvale Wildlife Park, Salt Ash - $10,000
  • Patterson Consultancy Pty Ltd: Ezyride Mudgee, Bombira - $10,000
  • PMLA Robson Pty Ltd: Dorrigo Mountain Holiday Park, Dorrigo - $10,000
  • Port Macquarie Hastings Council: Glasshouse Arts Conference& Entertainment Centre, Port Macquarie - $10,000
  • Rivergardens Tourist Park Pty Ltd: Rivergardens Holiday Park, Gol Gol - $10,000
  • RK & CJ Cardow: Pelican Rocks Restaurant & Café, Greenwell Point - $10,000
  • Robertson Public House Pty Ltd: Robertson Public House & Kitchen, Robertson - $10,000
  • Rulecroft Pty Limited: Merimbula Sea Spray Motel, Merimbula - $10,000
  • Sanctus Brew Pty Ltd: Sanctus Brewing Co, Townsend - $10,000
  • SB Fishing Pty Ltd: Laguna Lodge Holiday Units, Sussex Inlet - $10,000
  • Sea Eagle Estate Pty Ltd: Robyn’s Nest Resort, Merimbula - $10,000
  • Sharon Jayne Winsor: Indigiearth, Mudgee - $10,000
  • Skywalk Holdings Australia Pty Ltd: Willow Farm Weddings, Berry - $10,000
  • Stephen Paul Ross: Clarence River Wilderness Lodge, Tabulam - $10,000
  • Strata Plan 64585: Northpoint Apartments, Port Macquarie - $10,000
  • STTK Pty Ltd: Edgewater Gardens, Batehaven - $10,000
  • Sydney Skydivers Pty Ltd: Sydney Skydivers, Wilton - $10,000
  • Tathra Beachside Pty Ltd – Tathra Beachside, Tathra - $10,000
  • The Mermaid Beach House Pty Ltd: The Mermaid Beach House, Coffs Harbour - $10,000
  • The Trustee for Altitude Motel Trust: New England Motor Lodge, Glen Innes - $10,000
  • The Trustee for B & C Gairn Family Trust: Courabyra Wines, Tumbarumba - $10,000
  • The Trustee for B & C Taylor Family Trust: Sandpiper Motel, Ulladulla - $10,000
  • The Trustee for Barnes Family Trust: Bindaree Holiday Park, Corowa - $10,000
  • The Trustee for Blue Frontier Trust: Joadja Distillery, Joadja - $10,000
  • The Trustee for Copeland Family Trust: Tuckerbox Motor Inn, Gundagai - $10,000
  • The Trustee for Cygnet Bay Pearls Unit Trust: Broken Bay Pearl Farm, Mooney Mooney - $10,000
  • The Trustee for Dinkidi Rhino Trust: Bells Milk Bar, Broken Hill - $10,000
  • The Trustee for Earthstar Family Trust & The Trustee for G T Family Trust: The Palace Hotel, Broken Hill - $10,000
  • The Trustee for Francis Motel Trust: Palm Court Motor Inn, Port Macquarie - $10,000
  • The Trustee for Hancock Family Trust: Saludos Restaurant, Albury - $10,000
  • The Trustee for MacWardle -Taylor Family Trust: Paradise Palms Motel, Mulwala - $10,000
  • The Trustee for Marshall Family Trust: Tumba Cottages, Tumbarumba - $10,000
  • The Trustee for Nundle Woollen Mill Trust: Nundle Woollen Mill, Nundle - $10,000
  • The Trustee for Powley Family Trust: Sweet As Kangaroo Valley, Kangaroo Valley - $10,000
  • The Trustee for Ritchie Village Trading Trust: Diamond Waters Caravan Park, Dunbogan - $10,000
  • The Trustee for S & M Robinson Family Trust: Howlong Caravan Park, Howlong - $10,000
  • The Trustee for Siesta Unit Trust: Quality Resort Siesta, Lavington - $10,000
  • The trustee for Smith Family Trust: The Dish Café, Parkes - $10,000
  • The Trustee for Swift Family Trust: Printhie Wines, Nashdale - $10,000
  • The Trustee for the Andrew Margan Family Trust: Margan Family Winegrowers, Broke - $10,000
  • The Trustee for the Shrayer Holdings Group Trust: Snow Gate Motel, Berridale - $10,000
  • The Trustee for The Tiona Investments Unit Trust: Tiona Holliday Park, Tiona - $10,000
  • The Trustee for Valaze 3 Trust: Rockpool Motor Inn, South West Rocks - $10,000
  • Tyrrell’s Vineyards Pty Ltd: Tyrrell’s Vineyards, Pokolbin - $10,000
  • Uprising Bakery Pty Ltd: Uprising Bakery, Maryville - $10,000
  • Wambuwayyn Pty Ltd: Contentious Character, Wamboin - $10,000
  • Wanderers Retreat Pty Ltd: Wanderers Retreat, One Mile - $10,000
  • White Cliffs Outback Store Pty Ltd: White Cliffs Outback Store, White Cliffs - $10,000
  • Woopi Backpackers Pty Ltd: Woopi Backpackers, Woolgoola - $10,000

Experience Enhancement Fund

The Experience Enhancement Fund offered grants between $50,000 and $150,000 on a matched dollar-for-dollar basis. Applications have now closed.  See a list of successful projects below.

  • A Smith & M Smith: Blackwattle Alpaca Farm, Murrumbateman. Development of an Alpaca Agritourism, Education and Experience Facility - $150,000
  • Adrian Robertson Constructions Pty Ltd: Worrowing Jervis Bay, Worrowing Heights.  Create a multi-purpose facility to provide a range of food, education and cultural visitor experience and events - $150,000
  • Albury City Council: Murray Art Museum (MAMA), Albury.  Create a children’s art hub, improve the gallery entry area and create a new exhibition space - $105,520
  • Hutchings Camps Pty Ltd: Paperbark Camp, Woollamia.  Upgrade of the existing 3-star accommodation to 5-star - $150,000
  • Maitland City Council: Maitland Gaol, Maitland.  Development of a new premium Maitland Gaol Guard Tower Walk Experience - $129,000
  • Oakland Pty Ltd: Oakvale Wildlife Park, Salt Ash. Construction of a multi-purpose all weather complex featuring Play Centre, Education Space with Cafe & Function Centre - $150,000
  • P & R Piccolo Family Trust: Piccolo Family Farm, Lake Wyangan.  Development of a Visitor Experience Centre to include food and wine events, farm tours, tasting trails and food and wine experiences and education programs - $80,000
  • Port Stephens Council: Port Stephens Koala Sanctuary, One Mile.  Upgrade of 12 x one-bedroom motel style rooms to 4.5-star standard - $150,000
  • The Trustee for Earthstar Family Trust & The Trustee for GT Family Trust: The Palace Hotel, Broken Hill.  First stage of an overall Boutique Hotel style renovation to increase the accommodation star rating to 4-star - $150,000
  • The Trustee for McIncarton Family Trust: Broadwater Oysters, Broadwater.  Development of a Tide to Table oyster experience - $148,500
  • The Trustee for The Littlebourne Unit Trust: Littlebourne Estate, Bathurst.  Complete refurbishment to convert the property into a six-room luxury 5-star guesthouse - $150,000
  • The Trustee for Ulan Road Farm Unit Trust: The Barn at Blue Wren Farm, Eurunderee. A new culinary and event experience showcasing regional wines and produce - $146,980
  • Uprising Bakery Pty Ltd: Uprising Bakery, Maryville.  Repurpose of existing service space to allow the creation and offering of bookable cooking classes, demonstrations, talks and tours - $150,000
  • Woomargama Vineyards Pty Ltd: Flyfaire Wines, Woomargama.  Construction of an underground cellar and production room which will facilitate the development of a range of bookable experiences - $150,000

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