Money on offer for region’s next big tourism adventure
Mackay Whitsunday tourism proponents are being urged to put their projects in the running for a share in $100 million.
Guidelines for round five of the Building Better Regions Fund have been released to help regional communities doing it tough during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Dawson MP George Christensen said the Federal Government had made available $100 million of targeted support for tourism-related infrastructure, on top of another $100 million for broader community investment.
Mr Christensen said the region had already benefited from previous rounds of the BBRF with investments in a number of crucial projects.
These included the Mackay ‘Sugar Bowl’ skate park, boat ramp upgrades, CQ Rescue facility upgrade and Whitsunday Sportspark.
“For this round of the BBRF, I am keen to see proponents with tourism-related projects apply as this will provide a great opportunity to boost the sector which has struggled more than most due to the effects of COVID-19,” he said.
The guidelines can be found here.
Applications open on January 12 2021 and close on March 5 2021.
Successful applicants are expected to be announced in mid-2021.