The Glass House electorate has been a big winner with the Maleny Wood Expo receiving funding support under the latest round of the Tourism and Events Queensland Regional Development Program
Local Member, Andrew Powell MP said this support would be of great benefit to the Glass House electorate assisting to drive tourism.
“The Maleny Wood Expo is an annual two day event held in the Hinterland town of Maleny and attracts visitors from all over South East Queensland.
“The event is hosted by Barung Landcare and showcases sustainable timber production and our beautiful native timbers through the work of local and regional wood artisans,” Mr Powell said.
Minister for Tourism, Major Events, Small Business and the Commonwealth Games Jann Stuckey congratulated event organisers on their successful application.
“The Queensland Government recognises the importance of events in driving visitation to regional communities, playing a key role in our goal to double Queensland’s annual overnight visitor expenditure from $15 billion to $30 billion by 2020,” Ms Stuckey said.
Ms Stuckey said that the 2013 DestinationQ Partnership Agreement noted that Queensland needs to deliver innovative and unique events and experiences that will leave visitors to Queensland with a lasting impression that drives repeat visitation.
“Funding received through the Regional Development Program can be used for marketing activities to increase awareness of the event and destination, strategic planning, the engagement of short-term personnel and hire of temporary infrastructure.”
The next Regional Development Program funding round is now open with applications closing on 14 February 2014 for events held between 1 October 2014 and 31 March 2016.
To apply for Tourism and Events Queensland Regional Development Program Funding visit www.te.queensland.com
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