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Published on : Friday, August 11, 2017
Gascoyne Food Festival an opportunity to showcase region’s top produce, drive new export markets and promote regional culinary tourism to create local jobs. The festival is supported by the West Australian Government through the Gascoyne Development Commission’s Community Chest Fund and Tourism WA’s Regional Events Scheme.
Agriculture and Food Minister Alannah MacTiernan met with supply chain representatives from Japan, Hong Kong and Thailand in Carnarvon today to discuss export opportunities for Western Australian produce.
The buyers are in Carnarvon as part of the four-day Gascoyne Food Festival, which features culinary tourism events in Carnarvon, Exmouth and on Dirk Hartog Island, as well as networking opportunities for local growers.
Tourism is a key pillar of the West Australian Government’s plan to diversify the economy, create jobs and develop business opportunities. It contributed $10 billion to WA’s economy in 2016, including a regional contribution of $4.7 billion.