Local, Independant and Effective
November 03, 2017

Dartmouth tourism to benefit from $18,125 grant

Independent Member for Indi Cathy McGowan says tourism in Dartmouth will receive a welcome boost with $18,125 from the Commonwealth Stronger Communities Programme for signage and other improvements.

“Congratulations to the people of Dartmouth who worked with Towong Shire to get funding for a terrific way to improve the local economy,” Ms McGowan said.

“The community is reaping the benefits of the Upper Murray 2030 plan. This plan was developed in consultation with communities to find out the local needs and opportunities.”

The grant will help fund signage through the Mitta Valley and along the Murray Valley and Omeo Highways. A dump point for self-contained recreational vehicles will improve the facilities available to encourage visitors to stay. The total project cost is $36,250 with the remainder provided by Towong Shire Council.

“Dartmouth has a so much to offer visitors with fishing, bush walking, canoeing, horse riding and 4 wheel driving. The project will help visitors access the area and make the most of its attractions and facilities,” Ms McGowan said.

“I’m looking forward to the launch of the project, which will increase the economic opportunity for small business in the region. The whole community will benefit, including surrounding townships.”

Indi received $150,000 under Round 3 of the Stronger Communities Programme, to be distributed across local government areas. Councils worked with the local community to identify projects for funding.

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