Wednesday, 23 December 2015

Member for Bega Andrew Constance has advised that the Eurobodalla River of Art will receive $10,000 NSW Government funding under the 2016 Regional Flagship Events Program, which aims to increase visitation to the fabulous festivals of regional NSW.

Mr Constance said the Regional Flagship Events program provides regional events with support for marketing and advertising.

“The Eurobodalla River of Art will receive $10,000 for their ten day festival presented in the townships between Durras Lake and Tilba Tilba.

“The estimated 15,000 visitors to the region can expect to see vibrant visual art exhibitions, live performances, innovative new works and workshop opportunities by a range of local and visiting artists.

“Events such as this play an important role in our local economy, helping to attract people to our beautiful area and also showcasing what is unique about our region,” he said.

Mr Constance added that we look forward to welcoming visitors to the area in May next year, where I am sure we will provide a memorable tourism experience and a reason for visitors to plan a return trip again soon.”

Minister for Trade, Tourism and Major Events Stuart Ayres announced that 36 events and festivals across the State will receive funding from the 2016 Regional Flagship Events Program, which is administered by Destination NSW.

“Regional NSW welcomed more than 53 million international and domestic visitors who spent over $14 billion just last financial year,” Mr Ayres said.

“Positioning NSW as Australia’s number one tourism and events destination is one of the NSW Government’s key priorities and the Regional Flagship Events Program helps us to achieve this by creating additional exposure for our fantastic State.”

The Regional Flagship Events Program provides successful events with annual funding of either $10,000 or triennial funding of $20,000 per year for three years.

For further information on the Program visit