A strategic plan to investigate opportunities for Indigenous tourism in remote central New South Wales will be developed with a $20,000 grant under Round 3 of the Coalition Government’s highly successful Building Better Regions Fund.
The project will be driven by not-for-profit Geomancia along with the Murrin Bridge Local Aboriginal Land Council (MBLALC), with a focus on Lake Cargelligo and the Lachlan region.
Federal Member for Parkes Mark Coulton has congratulated the recipients and said the plan will help the region to continue to grow its cultural and heritage tourism.
“This strategic plan will help local Indigenous communities to develop tourism business opportunities,” Mr Coulton said.
“The project will also deliver a tourism knowledge kit showcasing the cultural and environmental highlights of the area.
“It is projects such as this that make our regional communities even better places to live, work and raise a family and I’m excited to see the great difference this project will make to the community.”
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development Michael McCormack said the Liberal and Nationals Government is committed to ensuring Australia’s regions remain strong, resilient and prosperous in the long term.
“We are supporting our regions through investing in important local infrastructure, as well as great community-building and planning initiatives under the Building Better Regions Fund and other Government priorities such as the Regional Growth Fund and our decentralisation agenda,” Mr McCormack said.
“We have seen fantastic outcomes from the first two rounds, and today’s announcement continues our commitment to unlocking the economic potential of regional Australia and ensuring our regions continue to thrive.”
Photo Caption (L-R): Member for Parkes Mark Coulton, Jamie O’Neill – CEO, Murrin Bridge Local Aboriginal Land Council, and John Medcalf – Mayor of Lachlan Shire Council at Lake Cargelligo last week.