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Building Bush Tourism boost for Bundaberg

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The Hinkler Hall of Aviation is one of the local facilities to be given a Building Bush Tourism funding boost.

Three local facilities have been given a funding boost as the Queensland Government injects $80 million into regional tourism.

The Building Bush Tourism funding will help boost employment, while providing the community with enhanced assets.

It includes upgrades to exhibits with new interactive digital technology at Hinkler Hall of Aviation, an infrastructure upgrade to create an environmentally conscious major events space at Bundaberg Recreational Precinct, and accessible pedestrian barriers to improve entry and exit of Bundaberg Regional Aquatic Centre.

Premier Steven Miles and Tourism Minister Michael Healy announced 57 projects around the state would benefit from a $10 million tourism budget boost, under the Building Bush Tourism initiative.

The fund delivers grants of $50,000 to $200,000 for tourism operators, not-for-profit organisations and local councils to create new or enhanced infrastructure or deliver community and cultural experiences that improve local lifestyles while also driving visitation.

Bundaberg Mayor Helen Blackburn welcomed the news of the funding boost to the Bundaberg Region.

“Funding for these projects will enhance our community assets, making them more engaging, safer, and accessible for everyone,” Mayor Blackburn said.

“We are grateful for the funding assistance which will support Bundaberg as a vibrant region for all residents.”

It’s estimated the 57 statewide projects will generate 234 jobs during planning and construction and 229 ongoing operational jobs.

The upgraded and additional tourism infrastructure is tipped to attract an additional 298,509 visitors per year, increasing overnight visitor expenditure by more than $80 million per annum to Queensland.

“I know that tourism is the lifeblood of a large number of Queensland communities, and I want to do whatever I can to help them thrive,” Premier Miles said.

“Tourism employs one in 12 people in Queensland and that number is even higher in regional Queensland.

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