Member for Lismore, Thomas George, today announced that Local Government, local tourism associations, sector organisations, industry and Regional Tourism Organisations can now apply for the third round of the 2015-2016 Regional Visitor Economy Fund (RVEF) Contestable Fund.

Mr George said the total RVEF funds available for the 2015-2016 financial year total $7.2 million, which is part of the $21.6 million record funding commitment announced by the NSW Government in 2012.

“I am delighted to announce that round three of the RVEF Contestable Fund is now open to receive applications, and I encourage our region to make use of this marketing and product development opportunity,” Mr George.

“This initiative allows eligible tourism businesses and organisations within our local community to showcase the diverse range of products and experiences our fantastic region has to offer.”

“The RVEF provides the regional tourism industry with a sustainable platform to help boost economic growth within their communities and assists projects that contribute to achieving our goal of doubling overnight visitor expenditure to NSW by 2020,” Mr George said.

Further information on the Regional Visitor Economy Fund, including Program Guidelines for the Contestable Fund, Frequently Asked Questions, the RVEF Application Form and the contact details of the Zone Manager who can guide and advise applicants in developing their application, are available at destinationnsw.com.au/rvef.

Applications for round three of the 2015-2016 RVEF Contestable Fund will close COB Friday 11 March 2016. All applications must be submitted using the online application form.

Contact Details:

Office: 55 Carrington Street  LISMORE
Postal: PO Box 52  LISMORE  NSW  2480
Telephone: 1800 336 166 or 02 6621 3624
Facsimile: 02 6622 1403  Email: lismore@parliament.nsw.gov.au

Authorised by Thomas George MP. Funded using Parliamentary entitlements.