Peter Walsh, Member for Swan Hill, today announced the Victorian Coalition Government would provide $1500 to fund a series of events promoting the Loddon region’s natural environment.
Mr Walsh said the funding was a further commitment of the Coalition Government towards regional Victoria and to developing tourism.
“The Loddon region has a vast range of environmental assets and this events program will showcase these natural highlights,” Mr Walsh said.
“It is planned to run a series of events over six weeks which will include tours, wildlife spotting and recreational activities.
“These events will be suitable for both locals looking to expand their knowledge of their region and visitors attracted to the many natural assets this entire region boasts,” he said.
The funding was provided through the Government’s Country Victoria Events Program. The funding assists with tourism marketing, and event delivery and development.
“I’d like to thank Tourism and Major Events Minister Louise Asher for the funding and for her commitment to developing the regional tourism industry,” Mr Walsh said.
The latest National Visitor Survey results found tourism in regional Victoria continues to grow. In the year ending December 2011, domestic overnight expenditure in regional Victoria increased 6.5 per cent to $4.2 billion.
“The Country Victoria Events Program is an important funding program which is ensuring this continued growth in regional tourism,” Mr Walsh said.
Friday, May 25, 2012
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