Julia Creek Dirt n Dust receives $300k boost

The Julia Creek Dirt n Dust Festival will receive a $300,000 funding boost from Tourism and Events Queensland to be used for marketing, strategic plan development, new staff or for event infrastructure.

“We invest in major events because they bring thousands of tourists to our region and support local jobs,” said Tourism Industry Development Minister Kate Jones.

“This funding is crucial to expanding the tourism industry in the outback. When people come to enjoy a major event, they often stick around and spend more money in the region which is a great thing for local businesses.

“We work closely with organisers to maximise the impact of these events for our economy – encouraging tourists to stay in regional Queensland to experience what we have to offer.”

To date, the Palaszczuk Government has delivered more than $10 million to grow more than 302 events across Queensland, Jones said.