$500,000 SUPPORT FOR MID MURRAY OPERATORS
Mid Murray River tourism operators significantly impacted by the once-in-a-century flooding event will receive additional assistance, to support the return to full operations, staff upskilling, marketing activities and funding for events.
Eligible businesses include those located primarily in the Mid Murray Council region and low-lying neighbouring areas that were impacted.
The funding includes $150,000 to be shared among five councils impacted by the flood to support new and emerging events - Mid Murray Council, Berri Barmera Council, City of Murray Bridge, Renmark Paringa Council and District Council of Loxton Waikerie. Additional funds will also provided to the Mid Murray Council to support tourism recovery efforts.
A further $300,000 will be allocated to support businesses significantly impacted by the floods, with grants of up to $50,000 available through the Mid Murray River Tourism Business Support Program. Applications are now closed.
The remaining $50,000 will be used by the South Australian Tourism Commission to provide support to impacted businesses, through a combination of marketing and media spend.
The $500,000 Mid-Murray recovery funding is part of the $4.6 million river recovery plan, which also includes the Rise Up for our River marketing campaign and the River Revival Voucher program.