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Boddington tourism attraction to be boosted by State Government grant.
3/10/2000 2:20 PM
The Shire of Boddington has been awarded a grant from the State Government’s Tourism Development Fund to help tourism in the region.
Tourism Minister Norman Moore said that the grant would boost the Boddington River Foreshore Enhancement Project by about $6,500.
“The proposed enhancement will provide detailed tourist information for visitors, as well as much needed access to the Hotham River foreshore and its recreational facilities and amenities," Mr Moore said.
The Minister said the project would include developing interpretive tourism signage and access walkways linking the current visitor information bay area to picnic and recreation facilities on the river foreshore.
"This project will build a precinct in Boddington that is very people and visitor oriented," he said.
Mr Moore said these partnership projects with local communities would enhance visitor enjoyment and safety and attract additional tourism to the area's new facilities.
The Tourism Development Fund has become a cornerstone strategy for delivering a better experience to visitors travelling through Western Australia.
“The main purpose of these grants is to help fund valuable product and infrastructure that will enhance the quality and length of stay of visitors in WA,” the Minister said.
“The majority of funds are allocated to projects which will generate visitor expenditure, as this expenditure drives an increased economic impact for the region through multiplier effects.”
State Government grants provided through the Tourism Development Fund are matched dollar-for-dollar by local government and non-profit organisations to help promote regional tourism product and infrastructure.
In this latest round of approved submissions, the Shire of Boddington is also a partner in this development.
This year, more than $460,000 has been allocated to 20 key tourism projects throughout the State. Over the last four years, the Peel Region has attracted more than $147,000 in grants from the fund to support tourism development.
Hartley Joynt, Minister’s office, 9321 1444,
Jim Sargent, Tourism Development Manager - Peel, Western Australian Tourism Commission, 9535 6167