Funds to help tourism

ENTERPRISE Whitsundays (EW) will receive funding from the State Government to develop a business plan to help diversify tourism in the region.

Minister for Tourism, Manufacturing and Small Business Jan Jarratt said the funds were to help investigate and plan a farmers market in the Whitsundays.

“Enterprise Whitsundays will receive $15,000 in funding to prepare a business plan and undertake market research into the viability of a farmers market to showcase our produce and create a fresh food and healthy lifestyle theme in our community,” she said.

EW is an economic development agency and part of its role is to advocate on behalf of business and industry.

The agency's aim is to influence public-policy and resource allocation decisions within the political, economic, and social systems and institutions that impact on the Whitsunday region.

Ms Jarratt said the project supported objectives outlined in the Mackay-Whitsunday Tourism Opportunity Plan and had the potential to increase opportunities for local businesses and attract more visitors to the region.

The funds were given to EW as part of the Government's Tourism Projects Pre-feasibility Grants program.


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