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Peter Walsh MP:
Regional Tourism Fund to Kickstart Regional Business and Local Economies
Bold steps needed now to restore Victoria’s tourism sector, our regional tourism businesses to recover.
By Portal Admin - 2nd June 2020 - Back to News
Regional communities have been hit hard by drought, bushfire and now the coronavirus pandemic.
Travel bans put in place to stop the spread of COVID-19 meant visitation to country Victoria was smashed overnight.
If we do not take bold steps now to restore Victoria’s tourism sector, our regional tourism businesses – which employ an estimated 86,000 Victorians – will never recover.
The Liberal Nationals are calling for a dedicated $200 million Regional Tourism Fund to be immediately established by the Andrews Labor Government to support our country communities and bring visitors back to regional Victoria.
With an aim to return the tourism sector to June 2019 bed night accommodation levels by June 2021, this Fund should provide targeted support to tourism in different regions to: