Funding Announced for Goldfields World Heritage Listing Tourism Opportunities.
The Victorian Goldfields Tourism Executive (VGTE) as the Goldfields Regional Tourism Board, joined with the twelve central Victorian Councils to welcome $50,000 in State Government funding to help build the capacity of the region’s visitor economy, with improvements aimed at supporting a future World Heritage Listing bid for the Central Victorian Goldfields.
The VGTE is a co-sponsor of the campaign to place parts of the Central Victorian Goldfields, home to some of the world’s most significant gold rush-era sites, on the World Heritage list.
$50,000 has been allocated by the VGTE to add to the Government investment which will support the development of a Sustainable Tourism Toolkit, to identify gaps across the region to be addressed to drive added visitation and spend across the region and unlock the region’s full tourism and jobs potential, defining the region as a significant tourism destination globally.
VGTE Chair, Chris Meddows-Taylor said “World Heritage Listing for the Central Victorian Goldfields will be transformative bringing massive benefits to the region in addition to the significant economic benefits to the visitor economy.