A $1 million fund for regional events is now open. Part of the NSW Government’s $10 million Tourism Recovery package, @destination_nsw is now taking applications through the Regional Event Fund in two streams: the Flagship Event Fund and a new Micro Event Fund.
The Flagship Event Fund offers grants of $20,000 to support event marketing activities to attract visitors from outside their immediate regions and drive tourism, while the Micro Event Fund is for one-off grants of $10,000 to community-based events in bushfire or drought-affected areas with total operating budgets of $75,000 or less that have the capacity to bring together local communities, attract visitation and stimulate local economies.
In order to be eligible, events must be delivered between 1 May and 31 December 2020. Events in bushfire-affected areas that will be held in March and April across Easter and the school holiday period may be eligible for Federal Government grants via Austrade.
We encourage event owners in the Riverina Murray considering applying to contact us.
Applications close on Wednesday 25 March. Find out more and register through the link in our bio.
The NSW Government Bushfire Regional Roadshow will visit the Snowy Valleys region next week.
Government agencies will come together to share information on support available such as eligibility criteria for grants, and disaster assistance for directly and indirectly affected businesses.
Small businesses affected by the bushfires are invited to attend information sessions next week in Adelong, Tumut, Batlow and Tumbarumba.
Find out more and register through the link in our bio.
If you have been affected by the bushfires, Service NSW is working in collaboration with federal, state and local government to bring together all the support and services available to help small businesses get back on their feet. Their website has a comprehensive list with links to available support and services – link in bio.
Our February Stakeholder Update is out now. Find out more about tourism recovery campaigns for NSW, plus see some of the latest media features on the Riverina Murray region on @studio10au and in @gourmettraveller.
There’s also information on upcoming industry events and funding opportunities, as well as a look at some of the @big4deniliquin's new additions.
Stripping this little Federation darling. Quite a few laters of paint - layers of love. One day this little Flannel Flower detail
will be revealed. Then, these little beauties will reside in our EcoHut!
One of our region's tourism icons, @visitgundagai's beloved Dog on the Tuckerbox, had a 'ruff' time being knocked off his perch recently. Luckily, Spot has stepped in to help out a friend and keep his place warm while repairs are carried out. Spot also fancies himself as an icon of sorts - you might recognise him as the resident good boy at nearby @borambolawines, part of the Gundagai wine region. He's kind of perfect for the job, their range of beer and cider are even called @tuckerboxbyborambola. Wishing everyone's best mate a speedy recovery, he'll be sorely missed by many roadtrippers in the meantime! 🐶
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A beautiful sunset capture by @sianajane80 in our neighbouring town of Gundagai. @visitgundagai is about one hour drive from Wagga Wagga and a great day trip out. Explore iconic Australia with a visit to the Dog on the Tuckerdog, step back in time and discover the timber bridges which were once important connections and pay the Old Gundagai Gaol and Gundagai Museum and Heritage Railway Museum a visit too. On the banks of the Murrumbidgee River this pretty town is one not to miss when you #visitwagga
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Weekend coming in hot like 🦘 Where is everyone off to this week?
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Cat on the Tucker Box ... 🤔. We see what you did there, @benjharvey 🐈🧰😂 If you're hitting the Hume Highway this Christmas holidays, be sure to stop off at one of Australia's iconic road-side treasures, The Dog on the Tuckerbox at Gundagai. The dog commemorates the efforts of the European pioneers who settled in the region, and over the years has been celebrated in song and stories.
If you have time on your travels, why not head into the township of @visitgundagai to explore the historic bridges, marvel at the impressive Rusconi Marble Masterpiece or sit by the Murrumbidgee River. Gundagai is about a one hour drive from Wagga Wagga. #visitwagga