Government gives $200K to boost Central Goldfields Shire tourism

Minister for Regional Development Jaala Pulford (centre) announced $200,000 in funding for the Central Goldfields Shire Councilʼs Economic Development and Tourism Strategy during a visit to the shire last week. Ms Pulford is pictured with resident Maree Elliott and Central Goldfields Shire chief administrator Noel Harvey.

The Central Goldfields Shire’s Economic Development and Tourism Strategy has received $200,000 in State Government funding.

Announced by Minister for Regional Development Jaala Pulford during a visit to the shire last week, the council’s Economic Development and Tourism Strategy was identified as a priority by the Central Goldfields Shire Council and was allocated $100,000 in the shire’s budget.

According to the government, the funding will be used to engage with community and industry groups on the strategy, and to develop an approach to re-engage disadvantaged community members.

This engagement will inform the strategy, which will review the current economic development and tourism strategies, programs and projects, including the economic development work undertaken through the Go Goldfields program.

“The Central Goldfields Economic Development and Tourism Strategy aims to make the shire more attractive to visitors and investors, and an even better place to live and work,” Ms Pulford said.

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