MURWILLUMBAH ART TRAIL RECEIVES $20,000 TO BOOST VISITOR NUMBERS
Member for Lismore Thomas George today announced that the fourth annual Murwillumbah Art Trail has been awarded $20,000 from the NSW Government to market and promote the 2018 event.
Mr George outlined the significance of this event and commended the members, sponsors and artists on the important focus of this year’s event.
“The Murwillumbah Art Trail has shown itself to be an event that people love and I have no doubt it will continue to grow and bring more visitors to our wonderful region.”
“Moving On is a fitting theme for the 2018 Murwillumbah Art Trail as it encourages participants to reflect on the aftermath of the 2017 flood and the resilience of our community.” Mr George said
The funding was awarded under the 2018 Flagship Event Fund as part of the NSW Government’s goal to double overnight visitor expenditure in NSW by 2020.
“The Flagship Event Fund identifies and assists the marketing activities of events that contribute to the unique character of the tourism regions of NSW and can demonstrate that they attract overnight visitation,” Mr George said.
“Funds to market this event to a wider audience and bring people to Murwillumbah not just for the day but overnight or for the weekend is what starts to have a ripple effect across the whole city. Every new visitors helps our motels and hotels, clubs, pubs, restaurant, cafes and the retail sector.