Ljiljanna Ravlich

Ljiljanna Ravlich

Minister for Local Government; Racing and Gaming; Multicultural Interests and Citizenship; Government Enterprises; Minister Assisting the Minister for Planning and Infrastructure; Goldfields-Esperance; Youth

    Grant seals Goldfields visitors centre move

    12/01/2005 12:29 PM

    A $55,000 grant to Kalgoorlie Goldfields Tourism, the regional tourism organisation, will help move the Kalgoorlie Goldfields Visitor Centre to the Kalgoorlie Town Hall.

    Goldfields-Esperance Minister Ljiljanna Ravlich said the City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder would match the State Government’s contribution towards the first stage of the project.

    “Kalgoorlie’s magnificent Town Hall is an excellent location for a visitor centre,” Ms Ravlich said.

    “This initiative will assist local tourism businesses gain greater benefits from growing tourist interest in the region.

    “Visitor centres are very effective in encouraging visitors to stay longer and participate in more tourist experiences.”

    Eyre MLA John Bowler said the Town Hall’s new and valuable role would also help protect an important part of Goldfields heritage.

    “It is a prominent building that will straight away introduce visitors to Kalgoorlie-Boulder’s rich and proud history,” Mr Bowler said.

    Ms Ravlich said the Gallop Government had given strong support to developing Goldfields Tourism, including $10.5million for a grassed golf course and funding for the Loop Line and the Golden Quest Discovery Trail.

    “The Government has also granted $100,000 for upgrades for both the Kalgoorlie and Boulder Town Halls,” she said.

    The Minister said the grant to Kalgoorlie Goldfields Tourism would be provided through the Kalgoorlie Boulder Development Fund, a $1million Gallop Government election commitment to the people of Kalgoorlie-Boulder. The grant included an amount to cover GST.

    “Supporting good local ideas is a strong feature of Labor’s approach to regional development,” Ms Ravlich said.

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