2019 Industry News Archive

Stakeholder Update | December 2019

Seasons Greetings from all the team at Destination Sydney Surrounds South, we wish you all the best for the festive season.

Regional Tourism Awards now open for 2019

Tourism operators and event organisers across the Sydney Surrounds South region are invited to enter the Regional Tourism Awards 2019 with submissions for the awards…

Grant Writing Workshop

Are you an event organiser considering grant funding for your tourism event, and want to know what supports a good application or how to improve…

Stakeholder Update | April 2019

Following the State election in March, the returning Liberal NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian has released her new cabinet lineup. The Honourable Stuart Ayres has been…

Stakeholder Update | March 2019

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Blast from the past delights train enthusiasts

Heritage trains will be back on the tracks under a NSW Liberals & Nationals Government, who today committed to providing a $5.5 million grant to…

I saw the sign and it opened up my mind: signs to promote bypassed towns

It’s no longer out of sight out of mind for country towns bypassed with our major highways, thanks to the roll out of iconic image…

Wollongong to host international rugby league test

Parliamentary Secretary for the Illawarra Gareth Ward MP has today announced that the NSW Government has secured a clash between the world’s top rugby league…

More bucks for Willinga Park

Member for South Coast Shelley Hancock today visited Willinga Park at Bawley Point to open the first day of competition for Dressage by the Sea…

Low risk music festival to be fee free

Licences for low risk music festivals will be free under the NSW Government’s new licensing scheme to start from March 1, Minister for Racing Paul…

20-year strategy to attract waves of visitors to South Coast

Parliamentary Secretary for the South Coast and Member for Kiama Gareth Ward MP and Member for South Coast Shelley Hancock MP have today announced that…

Stakeholder Update | February 2019

Welcome to the first of our communications for 2019. In conversation with fellow business operators, conditions continue to be challenging, particularly with increasing operating and…

More than half a million reasons to get on ya bike!

Member for South Coast Shelley today joined with Shoalhaven City Council representatives to announce the NSW Government is investing more than $500,000 under their Walking…

Safer seas for the South Coast’s boaters

Boaters on the South Coast’s waterways will be even safer thanks to four brand new vessels to be provided to local Marine Rescue units under…

$1.5M boost to Sydney & NSW night-time economy

Sydney precincts and NSW live music events will benefit from investment of $1.5 million from the NSW Government aimed at stimulating the night-time economy, Minister…

Additional $919,105 announced to continue upgrade of Nowra Showground

Member for South Coast Shelley Hancock joined with members of the Nowra Show Society today to announce $919,105 in NSW Government funding for the upgrade…

New jet-ski to keep swimmer safe this summer

Swimmers will be safer on the South Coast’s beaches this summer thanks to a new Surf Life Saving NSW (SLS NSW) jet-ski that will patrol…

Visitors choose the South Coast

Domestic and international visitors have made their choice and reaffirmed NSW as Australia’s premier tourism state, with the latest independent survey results for the year…

Near $2M boost for South Coast Arts & Culture

Two Shoalhaven cultural attractions have won funding for major upgrades through the NSW Government’s $100 million Regional Cultural Fund, Premier Gladys Berejiklian and Member for…