Funding from Canberra for four tourism projects

Published on : Friday, July 21, 2017

Funding from CanberraA new chocolate café at Forrest, a winery in Fyansford, a wild life sanctuary near Apollo Bay and the Wye Beach Hotel will share $1.6 million in funding from Canberra.

 
Federal Tourism minister Steven Ciobo visited the region to announce the cash booster for the local projects. The biggest winner was the Wildlife Wonders Project near Apollo Bay, which will receive more than $550,000. Member for Corangamite Sarah Henderson said that the money would come from the government’s Tourism Demand Driver Infrastructure (TDDI) program.

 
The four projects are expected to generate dozens of new jobs. More than 213,000 international tourists visited the Great Ocean Road region in the year ending March 2017, which is a 16 per cent increase from the previous year. International tourism spending was up 29 per cent to $103 million.

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