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$4.8 million fund to help boost local tourism

Member for Clarence, Chris Gulaptis, has announced applications are open for a $4.8 million fund to bolster local tourism infrastructure projects across the state. Local and state government entities, Aboriginal Land Councils, non-government organisations and private operators are encouraged to apply for a share of the funds as part of the 2016-17 Tourism Demand Driver Infrastructure program (TDDI). “With $4.8 million on offer for tourism projects, I encourage eligible groups to apply whether it is for exhibition facilities, road upgrades or enhancements to parks or marine areas,” said Mr Gulaptis “This initiative will help boost the local tourism industry and encourage economic growth in communities. I encourage all NSW tourism operators and organisations to submit their applications as soon as they can so they don’t miss out,” Mr Gulaptis said Projects should create and encourage visitation to a destination and fall into the categories of: • Environmental – the development or enhancement of natural assets • Built – such as mixed use, exhibition and sporting facilities, • Transport – such as roads, rail networks, ports, airports and • Enabling – Indigenous tourism development, plans and feasibility studies and programs to improve industry capability. Further information on the Tourism Demand Driver Infrastructure program, including Guidelines and Application Process, are available on Applications close 2pm, Tuesday 9 August 2016. All applications must be submitted using the online application form on the NSW eTendering website