Bob Kucera

Bob Kucera

Former Minister for Disability Services; Sport and Recreation; Citizenship and Multicultural Interests; Seniors

    Events deliver for Western Australia

    24/06/2004 9:00 AM

    The Australian and New Zealand Police and Emergency Service Games and the Ross North Inter Dominion, both held in Perth in March, have delivered handsomely for Western Australia.

    Tourism Minister Bob Kucera said that both events were a great success with independent economic impact reports showing they attracted hundreds of interstate and overseas visitors to WA.

    “The Police and Emergency Service Games attracted more than 1,600 interstate and international competitors and supporters,” Mr Kucera said.

    “The return on our investment was great, with every $1 invested in the games generating $52 of new, direct spending for business in the State.

    “In all, the Australian and New Zealand Police and Emergency Service Games gave the economy a $3.1million boost, with visitors staying for 11 days and spending over $1,800 each.”

    The Ross North Inter Dominion, also in March, attracted more than 700 interstate and overseas visitors who stayed, on average, for 17 days and spent $3,000 each during their visit.

    “For every $1 invested in the Inter Dominion, $10 of new, direct spending was generated for WA,” Mr Kucera said.

    “The Ross North Inter Dominion delivered a $1.6million boost to the State economy.

    ”EventsCorp, a division of the Western Australian Tourism Commission, continues to do a great job of attracting and supporting fantastic events for WA.

    “Event tourism represents a significant part of the $3.6billion that tourism delivers to the WA economy every year."

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