Thursday, 6 August 2020

Event grant to boost regional tourism in Bundaberg

The Morrison Government has today announced a $30,000 grant for the Taste Bundaberg Festival 2021 to boost domestic visitors and support the region.

Federal Member for Hinkler Keith Pitt congratulated Bundaberg Region Limited on its successful application under round two of the Regional Tourism Bushfire Recovery Grants.

“The Taste Bundaberg Festival is one of 10 projects sharing in $245,000 for projects and events in fire-affected regions in South Australia, Victoria, New South Wales and Queensland,” he said.

“What started out as a Sunday Soiree in 2014 and grew into a 10-day winter food and drink festival in 2016, has become a key tourism event in the region showcasing local producers.

“The festival rebranded in 2019 as the Taste Bundaberg Festival and brings together the culinary community from across the region.

“The grant will be used to expand the popular festival to include an opening night event to celebrate farmers and producers and a pre-festival agritourism conference.

“The Bundaberg region is renowned for the wide variety of fresh fruit, vegetables and nuts grown here and the Taste Bundaberg Festival is a great opportunity to showcase this.”

The Regional Tourism Bushfire Recovery Grants program is part of a $76 million tourism bushfire recovery package to protect jobs, small businesses and local economies.

For further information on the RTBR grants program visit: www.austrade.gov.au/Australian/Tourism/Tourism-and-business/Grants/regional-tourism-bushfire-recovery-grants     

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