Call for projects to boost Victoria’s regional tourism recovery

Tourism and Major Events Minister Martin Pakula has called for projects to be put forward that could elevate Victoria’s regional tourism offerings.

Up to $100 million will be allocated through the Regional Tourism Investment Fund to support the creation of new experiences and attractions and the reimagining and revitalisation of existing favourites focusing on nature, epicurean, arts and culture, and First Peoples’ experiences.

The Fund will deliver grants up to $10 million per project, with a minimum funding amount of $150,000 per project.

Applications are encouraged from private businesses, local and state government entities, incorporated associations, not-for-profits, Traditional Owner Corporations and Aboriginal organisations and groups.

This round of the Regional Tourism Investment Fund follows an earlier stimulus round that injected $46 million into 30 small-scale infrastructure projects across the state.

“As we reopen, the recovery in our regional tourism businesses will gather pace,” said Pakula.

“These projects will help to ensure the sector can plan for the future with confidence.”

Registrations of interest close on 7 January 2022. For further details on the Fund visit here.