I am delighted that the Morrison Government is investing another $200 million in the Building Better Regions Fund, $100 million of which will be dedicated to tourism-related infrastructure. This tourism stream is the result of my strong advocacy for this vital sector a number of years ago.
This presents very significant additional opportunities for our region and includes a $50 million Regional Tourism Recovery initiative to assist businesses in regions heavily reliant on international tourism to adapt to the challenges bough on by COVID-19.
Whether it’s the multi-purpose stadium in Torquay, the upgrade of Stribling Reserve in Lorne, the Queenscliff community hub or surf club redevelopments, this Fund is delivering in spades for our region.
I have also made representations about the need for regional tourism recovery funding for the Geelong region and south-west Victoria including the Great Ocean Road.
29 September 2020