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Cash injection for local Sand Sculpting tourism attraction

Wednesday 17th February 2016

Tourism in Dunkley will receive a well-deserved boost with the announcement of $750,000 in funding under the Federal Government’s Tourism Demand Driver Infrastructure Programme.

Federal Member for Dunkley, Bruce Billson MP, welcomed the announcement and said the investment in tourism infrastructure would help attract more visitors to the local area, allow more economic investment in Frankston and provide an even better traveller experience.

“Sandstorm Events will receive $750,000 for the installation of a structure which will extend their sand sculpting season from four months to all year round. The clear span structure will be weatherproofed and include lighting displays for sand structures.

“This is all part of our plan to create more jobs and economic opportunity in our region and builds on the Turnbull Coalition Government’s investment in the redevelopment of the Frankston Yacht Club foreshore precinct as aa real magnet for our city by the bay.

“The funds are being provided through the Federal Government’s Tourism Demand Driver Infrastructure program which provides Victoria with $7.2 million to be invested in local projects over four years.”

“Tourism is a great economic driver for Dunkley and investment to keep tourism at its highest quality will help attract more people to this beautiful part of the world.”

“Projects will help the industry to meet Tourism 2020 targets to ensure businesses remain sustainable and profitable into the future.”

The Federal Government is providing $43.1 million over four years to the states and territories for their tourism infrastructure needs through the Tourism Demand-Driver Infrastructure Programme.