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ROUND 3 OF REGIONAL FUND OPENS WITH A TOURISM SLANT

Round 3 of the Building Better Regions Fund (BBRF) has been announced, with an additional $200M giving further opportunity for eligible applicants to apply. RDA Orana Director of Regional Development Megan Dixon said the previous rounds of the BBRF had been beneficial for the Orana region. “Baradine, Mudgee, and Cobar were all successful applicants in the last round of funding,”…

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RDA ORANA WELCOMES NEW GM TO DESTINATION COUNTRY AND OUTBACK NSW

RDA Orana Director of Regional Development Megan Dixon has welcomed the appointment of Lucy White as the new General Manager of the Destination Country and Outback NSW Network (DCON). “Lucy has managed and guided tourism operations in both Bathurst and Mudgee and has some 22 years of industry experience gained from regional organisations in the Central West.” For the past…

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Funding available for regional tourism

Regional NSW Minister John Barilaro’s announcement of government funding towards new tourism projects across regional NSW has been welcomed by RDA Orana Director of Regional Development Megan Dixon. “This kind of funding can be used as a cash injection into our regional economies,” she said. “Anything that helps boosts rural communities is positive news.” Round two of the $300 million…

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Mudgee among winners at regional tourism awards

Mudgee has shone at the 2018 Country & Outback Regional Tourism Awards, winning multiple awards for its tourism planning and services. “Mudgee Region Tourism won gold for both its Visitor Information Services and Destination Marketing which is a fantastic achievement,” RDA Orana Director of Regional Development Megan Dixon said. “Recognising and celebrating business excellence is a really important role in…

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Destination Network Country and Outback NSW Tourism Forum

A tourism guru, event management specialist and an entrepreneur will be the talking point of Destination Network Country and Outback NSW’s upcoming tourism forum in Orange. One of the guest speakers will be Holly Galbraith (pictured) who can bring social media and marketing know-how to food, tourism and agri-tourism projects, campaigns and events. Remote hiring solutions is the area of…

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International tourism booming

Overseas tourists are flocking to rural and regional NSW in greater numbers than ever before, according to the latest International Visitor Survey. The survey shows that rural and regional NSW has achieved its highest number of overseas visitors on record, with 852,500 international visitors staying 14.7 million nights and spending $1.05 billion during 2017. Visitor numbers grew by 11 per…