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May 30, 2022 View:

SA Tourism Commission grants fund to help revive local tourism

The latest tourism projects include brewery construction and expansion, boutique B&Bs, Far North small breweries and yacht building benefiting from the South Australian Government's regional stimulus program.

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A further 12 new regional tourism development projects have been funded under the South Australian Tourism Commission"s Tourism Development Fund (TIDF). This brings the total number of successful applications to 21 projects with a total project value of almost $14.9 million and $3.7 million in funding.

Premier Steven Marshall said the funding will help boost tourism in South Australia's regions as the state continues to recover from the twin crises of the global new crown epidemic and last summer's forest fires.

Regional tourism operators in South Australia have been given millions of Australian dollars in funding grants to help them expand and improve their businesses, create jobs and boost the local economy. This will not only help them attract more tourists to visit their region, but also to their region.

Ambleside Distillers, located in the prestigious town of Hahndorf in the Adelaide Hills, is one of 12 businesses that will receive funding. The award-winning spirits producer will receive more than $260,000 to expand its existing distillery and tasting bar, increasing its total capacity to 150 people.

Trudy Dickson, founder and winemaker of Ambleside Distillers, says the South Australian government's support for tourism in the wake of the forest fires and New Crown will make a significant difference to the Adelaide Hills community.

Over the past three years, we have received strong support from the local community for both the production of our products and the operation of our tasting bar," Dickson said.

This funding will allow us to accelerate our expansion plans, which will mean we can provide more local jobs and bring more visitors to our area. The new addition will help us tap into whisky production and add an additional 50 seats to our tasting bar.