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Funding flows for new Central Australian tourism infrastructure

The Ooaramina Homestead will be upgraded, doggy day care established at a local caravan park and new shade structures installed at an Indigenous tourism experience at Uluru as a result of Northern Territory Government tourism infrastructure grants.

Chief Minister and Tourism Minister Adam Giles said the three projects were successful under the first round of the Government’s $4.75 million Tourism Infrastructure Development Fund.

“The Northern Territory Government is committed to expanding the range of tourism experiences on offer in the Territory, particularly in our regional and remote areas, so we can create more jobs and drive economic development in these communities,” he said.

“This is the largest Government investment in tourism infrastructure in the Territory’s history. It is a significant boost for the NT tourism industry that will help attract more visitors here and encourage them to stay longer.

“It has been fantastic to see significant interest from local operators wanting to improve their infrastructure, and while these projects are small in scale, they will make a huge difference to improving the overall visitor experience.”

Under the small scale category, tourism businesses can apply for grants of up to $30,000 to support new or establishing tourism businesses at any stage over the next 12 months.

The first Central Australia projects funded under the program include:

“A thriving tourism industry will help to develop our regions, boost local businesses, create more jobs and grow the Territory economy,” Mr Giles said.

“It’s all part of the Country Liberals Government’s plan to drive the development of North Australia and build a $2.2 billion visitor economy by 2020.”

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