Up to $750,000 is available from the Tourism Demand Driver Infrastructure Program for projects that drive demand, improve quality and increase tourism expenditure.
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Tourism Demand Driver Infrastructure Program
The Tourism Demand Driver Infrastructure program provides monetary investment on a matched dollar-for-dollar basis, to develop tourism infrastructure, ensuring that the benefits of any government investment can be multiplied across the sector. In particular the program supports projects that contribute to achieving the Commonwealth Government’s Tourism 2020 objectives.
The Commonwealth Government, through the Tourism Demand Driver Infrastructure Program, has allocated funding to each jurisdiction for the development of tourism infrastructure, while ensuring that the benefits of any government investment can be multiplied across the sector. The Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources (DEDJTR) is responsible for the administration and management of the Tourism Demand Driver Infrastructure Program for Victoria.
Funding from the Tourism Demand Driver Infrastructure Program will generally be limited to $250,000 to $750,000, with at least equal funding from another source, excluding other Commonwealth funding. Projects of greater or lesser value will be considered subject to merit. In-kind contributions are not accepted as part of the funding contribution.
Funded projects should create and encourage visitation to a destination and to assist the tourism industry in meeting the Commonwealth’s Tourism 2020 objectives and the Victorian Visitor Economy Strategy targets. Projects that demonstrate a collaborative approach across a region or the State, are strongly encouraged. Eligible projects, and examples for each, include:
- Environmental: the development or enhancement of natural assets such as protected and recreational areas, public spaces such as beaches and parks and walking trails;
- Built: such as mixed-use facilities, convention facilities, cultural institutions, entertainment and sporting facilities, city/town precincts and tourist attractions;
- Transport: such as roads, rail networks, ports and airports; and
- Enabling: such as tourism networks, plans and feasibility studies and programs to improve industry capability and capacity (e.g. destination management planning, business planning, workforce development, cultural awareness, digital product development).
Successful projects must be completed by the end of the 2017-18 financial year.
The Tourism Demand Driver Infrastructure is available to:
- tourism related businesses
- local governments
- tourism associations
- State Government bodies.
Applicants are encouraged to seek comment from the State Government’s Regional Tourism Boards or Destination Melbourne, in respect to how their project will align to local priorities.
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Applications close 11 November 2016.