New $300m fund to boost regional tourism, growth

The Hunter Valley welcomes the recent announcement by Deputy Premier and Minister for Regional NSW, John Barilaro on the NSW Government’s new $300 million Regional Growth - Environment and Tourism Fund (RGETF).

Established under the NSW Government’s Rebuilding NSW Program, the Regional Growth – Environment and Tourism Fund (RGETF) aims to increase tourist visitation by investing in regional environment and tourism infrastructure, focusing on assets that will grow and diversify regional economies.

The NSW Government has committed $300 million to the RGETF, with up to $100 million available in the first round of funding. Expressions of Interest for funding have been invited from government, local councils, Aboriginal Land Councils and other Aboriginal groups, community groups and non-government organisations that have eligible environment and tourism infrastructure projects in regional local government areas.

 EAN Conference 

The Executive Assistant Network (EAN) will hold its annual Sydney Congress for the eleventh year at Luna Park on March 15-16.

The Hunter Valley Wines & Tourism Association’s Business Tourism Coordinator, Sam Ford will represent the Hunter Valley’s business tourism operators. The event allows service providers and customers to interact in a positive, fun, and collaborative environment with senior Executive Assistants (EAs) and Personal Assistants (PAs) from companies in the finance, insurance, tertiary education, television and legal sectors, to name a few.

EAN is a professional networking group with an online resource centre for senior Executive Assistants and Personal Assistants working for leading executives in Australia’s top corporations.

EAN’s goal is to provide its members with high quality support services, education and website based tools.

Jo Thomas is General Manager, Hunter Valley Wine & Tourism Association 

NEW FUND: John Barilaro.

NEW FUND: John Barilaro.