The Riverland will benefit from new tourism projects thanks to the Coalition’s Building Better Regions Fund.Successful projects under the first round of the Australian Government’s Building Better Regions Fund (BBRF) Community Investment Stream were announced today.

Member for Barker Tony Pasin announced two successful projects in the Riverland that will receive funding through the Federal Government.

The National Trust of South Australia (NTSA) will receive $9,024 from the Government for their project Preserving Our Past and Promoting Our Future. This $12,000 project will see a mentoring team work with Riverland branches of the NTSA to deliver projects that will provide long-term social and economic benefits to the region with a focus on heritage tourism opportunities.

Destination Riverland Incorporated will also receive funding; $20,000 for their Riverland Ambassadors’ Programme which will improve the profile of the Riverland region among South Australian residents as well as building national awareness and preference for the region and its products.

“I’m really pleased to see both these projects win funding from the Building Better Regions Fund,” Mr Pasin said.

“This announcement is a real boost for our region as we know the benefits of increased tourism will flow through to the entire Riverland community,” said Mr Pasin.

Minister for Regional Development Fiona Nash said the Building Better Regions Fund Community Investment Stream was investing $6.9 million in community projects throughout regional Australia.

“I aim to help build the kinds of regional communities our children and grandchildren either want to stay in or come back to. These projects help to do that.”

The Building Better Regions Fund is investing $500 million to foster economic growth in rural, regional, and remote communities.



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