Jun 05, 2019

Cash offer to boost Outback tourism

Cash offer to boost Outback tourism

A second round of grants has opened for applications under the State Government’s $3 million Year of Outback Tourism Events Program.

Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk the cooler months heralded the start of a raft of festivals and major events in Outback Queensland.

“Thousands of golfers will tee-off for the Outback Queensland Masters featuring a Million Dollar Hole-in-One Challenge, film lovers will head north for the Vision Splendid Film Festival in Winton and come July, dedicated Midnight Oil fans will descend on Birdsville for the Big Red Bash,” she said. 

“And in what’s already been a landmark year for outback events, today I’m also delighted to open round two of the Year of Outback Tourism Events Program.

“My Government is offering grants for new or enhanced events in Outback Queensland, designed to support local businesses and build a stronger, sustainable tourism industry for the outback.

“Last month we announced the 27 recipients of round one funding, which spanned 24 of the 27 eligible local Government areas.”

The Year of Outback Tourism Events Program is offering $3 million in funding over four rounds, with $1,000 to $100,000 available per application.

Applications for round two funding must be for events delivered between 30 September 2019 and 31 December 2020. The deadline for round two applications is July 15, and applicants will be notified from September 2019.

For more information visit www.qld.gov.au/outback

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