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Guilderton tourism attraction to be boosted by State Government grant
3/10/2000 2:24 PM
The Shire of Gingin has been awarded a grant from the State Government’s Tourism Development Fund to help boost tourism in the region.
Tourism Minister Norman Moore said today that the $70,000 grant would boost stage two of the Guilderton Foreshore Project.
Mr Moore said enhancing the foreshore was important to attract visitors to the area.
“Guilderton is a popular destination and restoring the foreshore will not only preserve the mouth of the Moore River, but also further promote the area as an appealing place to visit," he said.
The Minister said the project would include building an elevated board walk around the cliffs to the beach.
New steps would also be built to provide access from the shipwreck information plinth, to the elevated boardwalk.
"This project will provide access to the headland, inviting visitors to take a look at the unique landscape found at the river's mouth," Mr Moore said.
He 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 Gingin 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 Heartlands Region has attracted more than $270,000 in grants from the fund to support tourism development.
Hartley Joynt, Minister’s office, 9321 1444,
Chris Tate,Tourism Development Manager–Heartlands, Western Australian Tourism Commission, 9622 5627