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Tourism -Delivering for Litchfield

Improvements being made by several tourism businesses in the Litchfield area will enhance its popularity with visitors in the Top End.

They have been made possible by funding from the Northern Territory’s multi-million dollar grant program aimed at improving tourism infrastructure, attracting more visitors, encouraging them to stay longer, and accelerating growth of the tourism sector.

There’s a new grandstand for rodeo-goers at the Rum Jungle Tavern, a new Bali-style hut at Batchelor Farm to provide shading for visitors, and upgrades to the kitchen and dining area of Litchfield Motel and the café at Batchelor Museum.

A helicopter landing pad and car park will be built so scenic flights over Litchfield National Park can be offered from Wangi Falls, and the tourism offering at Daly River will be diversified through a multi-purpose, shaded pontoon on the Billabong with a barbeque and seating. 

Member for Daly, Gary Higgins said, “Our $4.75 million Tourism Infrastructure Development Fund, along with the $5 million announced in the 2016 Budget, is the largest Government tourism grant program in the Territory's history.

“I am delighted to see Territory business owners take advantage of this assistance to carry out improvements for the benefit of their businesses and the Territory as a whole.

“There is strong competition for the tourism dollar and it’s imperative that our tourism infrastructure meets visitor expectations.”

The funding initiative is part of the Country Liberals' plan to drive the development of Northern Australia and build a $2.2 billion visitor economy by 2020.

The latest successful funding applicants in the Litchfield area are:

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