TOURISM NSW REGIONAL FLAGSHIP EVENTS PROGRAM IS NOW OPEN.

TOURISM NSW REGIONAL FLAGSHIP EVENTS PROGRAM IS NOW OPEN.

20 July 2010

Expressions of Interest for the Tourism NSW Regional Flagship Events Program are now opened, the Nationals member for Lismore Thomas George said today.

Mr George said groups in the Lismore electorate are strongly encouraged to submit their applications for the program from Tourism NSW if they want to get funding for the next year.

“The Regional Flagship Events Program supports the promotion of events that bring visitors to regional NSW.

“These events bring money to the communities and hence strengthens the regional economy.

“Expressions of Interest for the Tourism NSW Regional Flagship Events Program must be lodged by 23 July 2010,” Mr George said.

“The Regional Flagship Events Program provide an annual one-off grant of $10, 000, and grants of $60 000 over three years, are available for events being held between 1 January and 31 December 2011.

“To be eligible for the funding, events must have tourism potential and reflect the character and culture of an area.

“With many events that attract many visitors to the local area, this funding would be able to promote the events and also the region to a broader audience and increase the number of visitors that then spend money in local businesses.

“Tourism NSW, since 1996, has provided more than $4.4 million to support more 196 events in regional NSW,” Mr George said.

To lodge an expression of interest or get further information visit the Tourism NSW website http://corporate.tourism.nsw.gov.au or phone (02) 9931 1111. An expression of interest, which is the first stage of a two-part process, must be lodged by 23 July 2010. Otherwise the applicants can come into the Lismore electorate office or phone (02) 66-213624.

Lismore Contact Details:

Office: 55 Carrington Street  LISMORE
Postal: PO Box 52  LISMORE  NSW  2480
Telephone: 02 6621 3624
Facsimile: 02 6622 1403
Email: lismore@parliament.nsw.gov.au

Murwillumbah Contact Details:

Telephone: 02 6672 7577