31 May, 2016
The Minister for Tourism and International Education, Senator Richard Colbeck, and the Member for Lyons, Eric Hutchinson MP, today announced the Rosevears Waterfront Tavern as a successful grant recipient under the Regional Tourism Infrastructure and Innovation Fund (RTIIF).
"The Rosevears Waterfront Tavern project will be a significant boost to the tourism offering in Northern Tasmania", Minister Colbeck said.
"The Tavern is undergoing a $5 million three-phase development to expand their visitor facilities to include top-end accommodation, day spa facilities and high end marine infrastructure.
"Today we have announced $150,000 for environmental modelling for the construction of marine infrastructure at Rosevears Waterfront Tavern.
"The RTIIF helps regions capitalise on Australia's tourism boom. It makes a big contribution to local employment.
"The Turnbull Government wants to see strong tourism growth benefit regional Australia where 44 cents in every tourism dollar is spent."
Mr Hutchinson said the project would create jobs and economic growth in Northern Tasmania.
"This marine infrastructure project will directly employ three additional staff and will have flow on benefits for other tourism hospitality and retail businesses in the region," Mr Hutchinson said.
"The $5 million development aims to provide a diversified visitor experience and help attract a greater share of the state's visitors to the region.
"In the year ending December 2015 the Northern Tasmania tourism region received 2.8 million visitors who spent $814 million -increases of 16 per cent and 26 per cent respectively.
"The RTIIF is provided through the Federal Government's $100 million Tasmanian Jobs and Growth Package."