$11 Million funding grant from the NSW government is set to increase tourism by 365,000 tourists per year
The NSW Murray Region will receive a large economic boost following the commitment from the NSW government to provide a grant of $11 million to create new tourism precincts along the Murray river from Albury to Tocumwal.
These development proposals will not only encourage tourism activity in the area, but will increase employment and the economy, acting as a huge boost for the Murray Region
The development named the Murray River Regional Experiences’ precinct will connect regional towns located along the Murray River including Albury, Tocumwal and Corowa, therefore assisting to create the ultimate tourism holiday experience within the region.
The announcement was made in early April by Member for Albury Greg Aplin who was ecstatic about the announcement stating that it ‘will transform our stunning waterways and wetlands into one of the state’s must-see river tourism trails’. He also stated that this funding is ‘one of the most significant tourism investments in many, many years’.
The development will see an increase of 365,000 tourists to the Murray region every year who will have access to parts of the Murray River that previously has never been able to be accessed before. Making this development a very exciting project for not only the tourists but the locals of the Murray Region.
Key elements of the project include:
- Bangerang Park Adventure Playground
- Café in Rowers Park
- Corowa Boardwalk and Riverside Walking Track
- River Revegetation
- Interpretive Signage
- Lions Park Boat Ramp.
There is no set date for these works to begin however local councils have been working together to develop plans for the Murray River Regional Experiences’ precinct.