Tuesday 17 February 2015
$6 MILLION TOURISM BOOST FOR NSW NORTH COAST
Deputy Premier Troy Grant today joined Ballina Nationals Candidate Kris Beavis to
announce $6 million of new money to boost visitor expenditure on the North Coast by
approximately $11.5 million, if re-elected on March 28.
Mr Grant said eco-tourism initiatives on the North Coast would be prioritised under the
“The North Coast is a great spot to visit and this additional funding will deliver millions
of dollars in benefits for local hotels, motels, cafes and businesses,” Mr Grant said.
“It makes sense to invest in the local tourism industry on the North Coast, particularly
environmentally friendly tourism.
“This extra funding will allow the NSW Liberals & Nationals Government to invest in
more events, conferences, eco-tourism and adventure tourism.
Minister for Regional Tourism John Barilaro said this new money will support the local
tourism industry and bring people to the Legendary Pacific Coast.
“This is a much needed boost for the local hotels, motels, cafes and businesses right
along the North Coast that can benefit from the $11.5 million in visitor expenditure,
which is a big win for the local community,” Mr Barilaro said.
“We are delivering the $110 million Regional Tourism Infrastructure Fund as well as
the $300 million Rebuilding NSW Fund which will unlock some of the world’s best
tourism destinations, grow regional economies and create jobs.”
Mr Beavis welcomed the announcement that could also go towards an annual outdoor
or lifestyle event along the Northern Rivers Rail Trail.
“We want people to holiday on the North Coast and we want to also make sure they
conserve the natural environment,” Mr Beavis said.
“Setting aside some funds to organise an annual event along the proposed Northern
Rivers Rail Trail, or promoting it to visitors are a couple of priorities I will be fighting