Tourism Grants close May 3

An Australian Government grants program to assist the tourism industry has opened for applications, Federal Member for Wide Bay, Warren Truss said today.

 “The tourism industry is an important part of Wide Bay’s economy,” Mr Truss said. 

 “Local hotels, restaurants and cafes and tour operators on the Fraser, Cooloola and Sunshine Coasts and in the South Burnett rely on tourism to provide jobs, so it is important that the Federal Government plays its part to assist the industry’s growth and sustainability, especially in these tough economic times.”

 The grants provide matched funding on a dollar for dollar basis for amounts between $15,000 and $100,000 (GST exclusive) for projects from small businesses, councils and community organisations.

 Further information is available by telephoning 02 6243 7604, from the website www.ret.gov.au/tourism or email tqualgrants@ret.gov.au.

 Applications for funding close 3 May 2013.