$85,000 to enhance tourism in Hobart

The Minister for Tourism and International Education, Senator Richard Colbeck, today announced $85,000 to enhance tourism attractions in Hobart.

Through the Tourism Demand Driver Infrastructure (TDDI) program the Turnbull Government is helping to ensure tourism infrastructure meets the expectation of the growing number of visitors to the state.

The Port Arthur Historic Site Management Authority will receive a $35,000 grant towards their plans to design and construct a new Interpretation and History Centre at the Cascades Female Factory.

When complete, the Centre will not only provide a quality visitor experience, but will also complement the World Heritage listing of this historic site.

A further $50,000 will go towards the redevelopment of museum outbuildings at the Narryna Heritage Museum, including the conversion of existing buildings into a flexible events space and serving kitchen.

Tasmania has a rich heritage and history and it's great to see it showcased in these tourism projects which will add to the state's exciting tourism offering.

The funding is provided under the Federal Government's TDDI program which provides the states and territories with $43.1 million for their tourism infrastructure needs.

This announcement complements a range of other measures the Turnbull Government has announced in recent months to strengthen Tasmania's tourism industry, including our Tasmanian Tourism Package released last week.

Tourism Research Australia's latest statistics show Tasmania's international visitors increased 9 per cent to 216,000 and spend increased 15 per cent to $349 million in the year ending March 2016.

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