Council Boosts Local Economy with Third Round of Visitor Economy Grant

Cessnock City Council is thrilled to unveil the recipients of the third round of Visitor Economy Grants. These grants stand as a cornerstone of the Council's unwavering dedication to championing local tourism and backing endeavors that fuel economic prosperity within the Cessnock Local Government Area.

Mayor Jay Suvaal of Cessnock City Council emphasised "Our region has so much to offer, and these grants help us unlock our full potential."

"Strategically supporting projects and events that boost visitation, extend visitor stays, and create employment opportunities actively elevates the economic well-being of our community," Clr Suvaal remarked.

The annual Visitor Economy Grants and Sponsorship Program maintains a distinct and focused mission: to expand the visitor economy where opportunities abound and the maximum benefits can be realised.

The recent round of grant recipients includes:

  • 2023 Postie Bike Grand Prix Documentary Sponsorship: $5,000
  • 2023 Wine Country Talent Quest Sponsorship: $1,500
  • 2024 Wildlife Park Community Day Sponsorship: $10,000
  • 2024 Wavemaker National Conference Sponsorship: $7,500

By investing in initiatives that increase visitation, extend visitor stays, and create jobs, The Visitor Economy Grant is fostering a vibrant and resilient local economy.

For comprehensive details about the Visitor Economy Grants and Sponsorship Program, click here