The Mudgee Regional Tourism Corporation is in the driver's seat to lead the Mudgee district's post-COVID-19 recovery, according to Federal Member for Calare, Andrew Gee.
The Corporation has been granted $40,000 under round five of the Australian Government's $1.38 billion Building Better Regions Fund (BBRF).
It comes on the back of a $1.5 million BBRF grant for the establishment of the Mudgee Arts Precinct and Visitor Information Centre.
Mr Gee said the funding will allow Mudgee Regional Tourism to turbo charge its future by completing two new strategies aimed at developing and further promoting its evolving regional tourism sector.
"The Corporation has been granted $20,000 for a Mudgee Region Industry Engagement Strategy which will support the changing tourism environment, local business partners and help to guide future growth of the organisation to support the visitor economy," Mr Gee said.
"The second $20,000 grant will be used to fund the Mudgee Region Wellness Sector Strategy, to pave the way for the development and promotion of wellness tourism experiences in the district.
"The Mudgee region is already in an enviable position when it comes to tourism, with its established wineries, heritage buildings, museums, fabulous food and produce, and stunning natural beauty.
"However, like every other centre that relies so heavily on the tourist dollar, Mudgee has missed out on thousands of domestic and international visitors during the COVID-19 pandemic.
"This funding will allow the Corporation to deliver tailored, sustainable tourism growth and ensure a strong rebound."
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