Scot MacDonald
FUNDING FOR TOURISM PROJECTS ON THE CENTRAL COAST
15th Aug 2018

Parliamentary Secretary for the Central Coast Scot MacDonald MLC and Member for Terrigal Adam Crouch MP are encouraging applications from the Central Coast as part of the $100 million second round of the NSW Liberal National Government’s Regional Growth – Environment and Tourism Fund.

Mr MacDonald said up to $50 million will be available for regionally iconic tourism activation projects that will cost over $5 million.

“This time it’s about providing bigger grants to those signature projects that will give us the chance to cement the Central Coast’s status as a holiday and tourism hot spot and an all-around fantastic place to live,” Mr MacDonald said.

“I encourage the Central Coast to put forward big picture projects now that will help to attract more tourists, create jobs, and showcase the impressive natural landscape the Central Coast has to offer.”

Mr Crouch said the $100 million allocation of new funding would enable larger scale projects to receive Government support.

“The Terrigal electorate has already been successful with round 1 of this Fund, and I would encourage Central Coast Council and local organisations to consider what projects can be funded through this opportunity,” Mr Crouch said.

“Already this year, almost $9 million has been committed by the State Liberal Government through this Fund for the Terrigal Boardwalk, Winney Bay Cliff Top Walk and Central Coast Marine Discovery Centre. I was delighted to be able to successfully lobby the Government for these projects.”

“It’s only as a result of the State Liberal Government’s strong economic management that we can continue to invest environment and tourism funding across our region.”

Deputy Premier and Minister for Regional NSW John Barilaro said the remaining $50 million will be available for applicants who submitted strong applications but were unsuccessful at the Expression of Interest stage in round one.

Applications for the fund will be open from 13 August to 21 September 2018.

For more information, visit the website: https://www.nsw.gov.au/regional-growth-environment-and-tourism-fund/