The Murray Regional Tourism Board (MRTB) is proud to announce a total of $560,000 in grants has been secured from Tourism Industry Development (TIRD) for projects in the Murray region.
The Minister for Tourism, Martin Ferguson announced 65 applicants, including three from the Murray, were successful in the first round of TIRF Grants Program, on March 15.
The following grants have been secured for the Murray:
– $60,000 for the MRTB to develop a feasibility study and business case for the Murray River Adventure Trail
– $250,000 for the Albury City Council Wagirra Trail – A Wiradjuri Murray River Experience
– $250,000 for the Moira Station Starry Night Luxury accommodation quarters
MRTB CEO Mark Francis is delighted for this opportunity to develop the Murray River Adventure Trail, a multi-sport adventure track incorporating walking, cycling, kayaking and canoeing to run along the length of the Murray River.
“The trail will attract new visitors, encourage visitor dispersal, increase length of stay and provide opportunities for adventure tourism operators on both sides of the river.”
This funding will make possible the Albury City Council to commission Charles Sturt University and the local Indigenous community to identify the Murray River stories of the Wiradjuri people to guide the development of commissioned public art installations along the Wagirra trail.
The development of new, luxurious accommodation quarters at Moira Station Homestead in Mathoura, thanks to this funding, will provide domestic and international visitors a luxury experience juxtaposed with the backdrop of the rugged bushland and the Murray River landscapes.
The MRTB works in partnership with Tourism Victoria, Destination New South Wales and 15 local government areas with an aim to enable more effective development of tourism within the Murray region.
Source = The Murray Regional Tourism Board (MRTB)