New regional tourism projects approved in South Australia
Twelve more regional tourism businesses are set to receive funding from the latest round of grants from the South Australian Government’s Tourism Industry Development Fund, including a new scenic flight experience in Fleurieu and luxury accommodation in the Clare Valley , one of the state’s world-class wine regions.
This brings the total number of projects funded under the program to 42, with a combined value of $ 25 million – spread across South Australia’s 11 tourism regions.
South Australian Prime Minister Steven Marshall said: “It is great that we have a portfolio of new and exciting experiences to keep visitors coming back to our regions.
“All of our 42 TIDF projects will give visitors plenty of reasons to come to South Australia and our regions to boost our economy.”
Martyn Smith, managing director and owner of Adelaide Biplanes on the Fleurieu Peninsula, said the company’s $ 28,517 grant would help them invest in incredible flying experiences.
Smith notes “like all other tour operators, once international and interstate borders were closed, we lost almost all of our customers overnight, which was absolutely devastating.
“With an inevitable slow comeback for the aviation industry, we have fought hard as a family to keep our passion alive to share with others in the future.
“The TIDF grant allowed us to invest in upgrading our 1940 DH82 Tiger Moth and 8KCAB Decathlon in the form of a full tissue restoration. This will help us continue to deliver the most beautiful, impressive and unique vintage experiences to local, interstate and international visitors to the Fleurieu Peninsula. We are excited about the future to come. “
Jim Barry Wines in the Valley of Clare will receive a grant of $ 220,000 for The Mill Street Retreat. The $ 770,000 project will see the construction of four luxury one-bedroom apartments in the heart of this beautiful wine region.
Peter Barry, Managing Director of Jim Barry Wines, said TIDF funding will help attract high-value travelers from across Australia to the region, thereby boosting the local economy.
“I want to thank Steven Marshall and his government for having the vision and foresight to provide this funding. It gave us the confidence to take the gamble and develop this charming accommodation experience in the Clare Valley, ”said Barry.
“The Mill Street Retreat will provide new vacation apartments in an area desperately lacking in accommodation options, especially at the high end. It will also create new jobs and real career paths for the Clare Valley community. We have used local artisans throughout the development, further stimulating the local economy. “
The $ 20 million fund runs until March 31, 2022 or until all funds have been allocated.
For more information on the Tourism Industry Development Fund, visit www.tourism.sa.gov.au/support/tourism-industry-development-fund
Image courtesy adelaidebiplanes.com.au/
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