Member of the New South Wales Legislative Council, The Hon Taylor Martin MLC today announced that Gosford based Glenworth Valley Outdoor Adventures had received a grant of $300,000 to support a $706,730 project to construct and install three new luxury eco-wilderness cabins.
Mr Martin said the grant support was from the 2017/18 round of the Tourism Demand-Driver Infrastructure (TDDI) program, a Commonwealth funded initiative administered by the State Government to support tourism projects that drive demand and increase local tourism expenditure.
“I’m delighted to announce funding to support Glenworth Valley Outdoor Adventures to build these new Luxury Eco Wilderness Cabins.
“The funding will support the construction and installation of three luxury eco-wilderness cabins which will all have connected electricity, water and toilet systems.
“The new cabins will be designed to accommodate groups, families and couples and the funds will also support an update to the tourism operator’s online booking system.”
Federal Member for Robertson, Lucy Wicks MP said the Commonwealth has allocated funding through the TDDI to state governments for tourism infrastructure projects where project proponents provide or source matching funding.
“This funding will support the delivery of projects that contribute to Tourism 2020 outcomes, namely to achieve more than $115 billion in overnight visitor spending by 2020 (up from $70 billion in 2009).
“This program is national, with 41 projects supported in NSW by the TDDI and funded to the sum of $9.25 million,” Ms Wicks said.
NSW Parliamentary Secretary for the Central Coast, Scot MacDonald MLC said the NSW Government is investing $43 million over four years to increase tourism in regional areas.
“The new cabins will assist in attracting more overnight visitors to the Central Coast in the hope stay longer and explore the wonderful region,” Mr MacDonald said.
NSW Minister for Tourism and Major Events Adam Marshall said the tourism sector is worth $33.2 billion per year in international and domestic visitor expenditure to the NSW economy and directly employs 164,000 people.
“Tourism is one of our state’s most important sectors and support for projects like this is vital to help local communities and economies grow and prosper.
“At the heart of the sector’s success are the many hard-working individuals and businesses across NSW who work tirelessly to deliver world-class tourism experiences like this one,” he said.