$150 million Investment in Tourism from WA Recovery Plan
(Perth, Western Australia August 8, 2020) The Premier of Western Australia Mark McGowan and Tourism Minister Paul Papalia announced a WA Recovery Plan, for tourism. Au$150 million will be spent upgrading and improving some of the State’s iconic natural attractions and tourism drawcards such as Kings Park, Margaret River, Karijini National Park, Monkey Mia, the Pinnacles, Rottnest Island and Ningaloo.
Not only will the package mean there will be fresh and improved tourism attractions for visitors to enjoy, it will also create jobs and help people get back to work across WA. Tourism WA has benefitted directly with a $3.84 million injection into the Camping with Custodians programme to help communities on the Dampier Peninsula build a new camp site and upgrade another two. The Tourism Attractions Case Management framework which will help attract more unique attractions to the State received $1 million. Over the past 12 months, more than 50 projects have been assisted under the framework and this important work will be able to continue thanks to the funding boost.
• $31 million investment to upgrade Rottnest Island’s (pictured below left) ageing water supply and road network
• a new $10 million café and function centre at Perth Zoo
• $1 million of improvements at Kings Park (pictured below right)
• a $1.19 million upgrade to Bibbulmun Track and Munda Biddi Trail which includes the renewing of camp sites, bridges and sections of the track.
You can view the entire list here.
Western Australia Tourism Managing Director Brodie Carr stated: “Western Australia has some of the best natural attractions in the world, from the incredible far north of the state to the south, and it is great to see this major investment being made to support our industry.”
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