$1.072 million to improve caravan and camping infrastructure
Funding to add 300 new camping sites in the Mid-West region
Made possible by Liberal National Government's Royalties for Regions program
A further $1.072 million will be invested in improving caravan and camping grounds in the Mid-West in a bid to boost the number and length of stay of visitors to the region.
Regional Development Minister Terry Redman today announced that four local governments (the shires of Dandaragan, Coorow, Irwin and Northampton) would develop new nature-based campgrounds across seven coastal areas, adding 300 sites to Western Australia's capacity.
"This Royalties for Regions investment will provide attractive and functional camping areas with appropriate amenities across seven Mid-West locations, such as designated camping areas, walkways, eco toilets and rubbish bins," Mr Redman said.
"It will encourage more visitors to explore our regions through caravan and camping holidays by establishing attractive and affordable coastal destinations for intrastate, interstate and overseas tourists."
The project builds on the Liberal National Government's Caravan and Camping Action Plan and its aim to make WA the nation's most attractive caravan and camping destination.
"Regional tourism is an important contributor to the State's economy. In 2015, visitors spent $4 billion while visiting regional WA," the Minister said.
"Creating new opportunities for regional tourism helps to boost regional economies contributing to the sustainable development of regional Western Australia."
The project is one of six priority initiatives identified through the Mid West Regional Investment Blueprint. The blueprints, developed by the nine Regional Development Commissions, identify regional priorities that guide the focus, effort and investment towards each region's 2050 vision.
The Royalties for Regions program has allocated $6.9 billion into more than 3,700 projects across regional WA since 2008
The State-wide Regional Investment Blueprint initiative is supported by a $642 million investment through Royalties for Regions
Stage 1 of the project, which received $1.5 million from the Caravan and Camping Action Plan, is already delivering benefits to the region
Minister's office - 6552 6700