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Major boost for SA tourism projects

South Australian tourism projects have received nearly $2.3 million in federal government funding through Tourism Industry Regional Development Fund grants.

SA minister for tourism Leon Bignell welcomed the announcement by federal minister for tourism, Martin Ferguson, of an allocation of $2,277,882 in TIRF grants for 10 exciting projects across the state.

“South Australian projects have been awarded 17% of the $13 million grant monies allocated through the new TIRF fund, which is an outstanding result,” Mr Bignell said. “The South Australian Tourism Commission works closely with tourism operators and investors to help secure private and federal government funding. More than 80 South Australian applications were lodged, and SA projects account for 15% of the successful applications.”

Successful South Australian projects include:

  • A luxury tented safari camp at Wilpena Pound
  • An upgrade of Kangaroo Island Lodge in American River to lift rooms to a 4 star standard
  • An upgrade of Stuart Range Caravan Park in Coober Pedy to lift rooms to a 4 star standard
  • Redevelopment of historic accommodation and venue facilities at Bungaree Station in Clare
  • The development of a Barossa Cycle hub to provide a dedicated cycle precinct
  • Refurbishments of rooms at the historic Waverley Estate in Port Elliot
  • Development of the Clare, Wallaroo and Coober Pedy caravan parks
  • Development of the Seppeltsfield Village Cellar Door, Centennial Cellar and restaurant
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