Member for Tamworth Kevin Anderson has welcomed a $43million investment from the NSW Government to overhaul the way regional and rural areas attract visitors throughout NSW.


Mr Anderson said this investment will see the establishment of a new destination network named Destination Country and Outback NSW which will be a big win for tourism in the area.


“We have a large focus on tourism in our region already and by creating this state based destination network we can better support the incredible work being done by our local tourism bodies like Destination Tamworth.


“Our region has so much on offer whether it’s the famous music culture, scenic adventures, rodeo experiences or the emerging food and wine industry. With access to this extra support we can provide the very best products and experiences to visitors from interstate to internationally.


“This new Destination will bring industry, local government and local tourism organisations together on the ground, strengthening the local tourism industry and assisting them in accessing a range of resources to boost visitation to this area.


“Regional tourism contributes $6.7 billion to our state and employs 73,900 people which is why we’re strengthening the operation of our tourism bodies to ensure we can continue to create growth in our tourism industry.


“Visitor numbers across regional NSW are up 5.9% on last year and while this is a great result there is still more that can be done. By providing a new structure, streamlined funding processes, and record funding, I am confident we will see the results our region deserves.”


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Tamworth NSW 2340

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Tamworth NSW 2340

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