Friday, 17 August 2018

Premier Gladys Berejiklian today announced $255,000 in funding to deliver a range of much-needed tourism projects in the historic former gold mining town of Adelong.

Ms Berejiklian said the funding would assist Snowy Valleys Council to carry out priority projects to improve amenity and tourism including:

  • $10,000 to upgrade Wi-Fi in the Adelong township;
  • $25,000 to promote tourism in Adelong; 
  • $100,000 for Adelong main street fa├žade improvements;
  • $20,000 for QR code/wayfinding interactive signage along the Adelong walking tracks; and
  • $100,000 for equipment for the Adelong adventure playground.

“Adelong is the heritage gateway to the Snowy Mountains and a popular tourist attraction in the Tumut Region,” Ms Berejiklian said.

“The NSW Government is pleased to help fund projects that will enhance its tourism offerings to build on its heritage appeal as a former gold mining town – including improvements in its main street which is classified by the National Trust.

“Snowy Valleys Council has done a terrific job since its creation in May 2016 to deliver for the local community.

“This funding injection is in recognition of this strong performance and its ongoing commitment to provide high quality infrastructure, facilities and services to local residents and visitors alike.”

Liberal candidate for Wagga Wagga Julia Ham said the funding is in addition to the $15 million provided to the council when it was created in May 2016.

Mrs Ham said the NSW Government is committed to supporting councils in regional NSW to support their communities.

“I know firsthand that regional councils do a fantastic job in the face of unique and ongoing challenges and the NSW Government is proud to continue to support Snowy Valleys Council to help deliver for our local community,” Mrs Ham said.