PARTNERSHIPS

Partnering with
Destination Southern Highlands

PLEASE UPDATE OR ADD YOUR BUSINESS DETAILS USING THE LINK BELOW

As a Destination Southern Highlands Partner you will:

  • Have the opportunity to promote your business through the Southern Highlands Welcome Centre.
  • Be part of Destination Southern Highlands national promotional campaigns, generating millions of dollars in publicity for the Southern Highlands via local, state and national publications, websites, social media, radio and TV.
  • Receive partnership benefits which are outlined in the prospectus below.

BENEFITS

By partnering with Destination Southern Highlands you’re becoming part of a network of over 350 tourism and related businesses in and around the Southern Highlands, with benefits including: Marketing & Promotion, the Southern Highlands Welcome Centre and Industry Development.

DESTINATION SOUTHERN HIGHLANDS PARTNERS FACEBOOK GROUP

Upon completion of your Partnership Form to DSH you will be invited to join this Group.

Already a Partner and haven’t received your invitation?

Let us know that you’re interested by using the button below to email us.

join or update your business DETAILS

Below you will find the

2021 Business Partnership Prospectus and the

Partnership Form (which needs to be completed both for renewing and new businesses).

JOIN OR UPDATE YOUR BUSINESS DETAILS

Use the link below to join or update your details

GRANTS

Here you will find information and available Grant Funding.

You can also visit https://www.wsc.nsw.gov.au/Community/Grants-Funding-Opportunities

for more information and opportunities

REGIONAL SKILLS RELOCATION GRANT


Grants will be available for businesses operating in NSW regional eligible industries. The funding is available to assist with the relocation costs of eligible skilled workers they employ that move from metropolitan areas to Regional NSW.

REGIONAL EVENTS ACCELERATION FUND

applications close 17 dec’21


To support the social and economic recovery of our regions, the NSW Government’s $20 million Regional Events Acceleration Fund helps organisations to attract new major international and domestic events to regional areas and supports existing regional events to grow even bigger and better.

holiday break program

applications for nfp orangisations close 20 dec’21


The resilience of young people has been tested in recent times by drought, bushfires, floods and COVID-19, so as part of the NSW Government’s $2.8 billion COVID-19 Recovery Strategy, the popular Holiday Break program has received a $10 million funding boost.

export assistance grant

extended to 20 dec’21


If you are an exporting business, or if you were exporting goods or services before the impacts of COVID-19, bushfires or drought, you may be eligible for an export assistance grant of up to $10,000.

PREPARING AUSTRALIA PROGRAM

APPLICATIONS CLOSE 6 JAN’22


The Preparing Australian Communities Program (PACP) Local stream will support disaster risk reduction and resilience initiatives that will reduce the impact of future natural hazards on Australian communities.

LGA ARTS & CULTURAL PROJECTS FUNDING ROUND

APPLICATIONS CLOSE 24 JAN’22


This funding will give local councils the opportunity to deliver exceptional arts and cultural projects, activities, and events for communities across NSW.

CROSS-BORDER COMMISSIONER’S INFRASTRUCTURE FUND

EOI CLOSE 28 JAN’22


The $20 million Cross-Border Commissioner’s Infrastructure Fund, established by the NSW Government, provides targeted investment in social, economic, environmental and cultural infrastructure in cross-border communities.

ELECTRIC VEHICLES FLEETS INCENTIVE

REGISTRATIONS FOR FIRST ROUND CLOSE 4 FEB’22


In Australia, the transport sector accounts for almost 20 percent of total emissions. We’re working to support NSW’s transition to electric vehicles and help fast track the transport sector to net zero emissions by 2050. 

MULTI-SPORT COMMUNITY FACILITY FUND

APPLICATIONS CLOSE 25 FEB’22


The NSW Government has committed $200 million to the Multi-Sport Community Facility Fund, recognising the critical role local sport infrastructure plays in keeping communities healthy, active and connected.

storm and flood industry recovery program – supply chain grant

applications close at 2pm on 3 mar’22


Storm & Flood Industry Recovery Program
The NSW Government continues to stand by communities who were hit by devastating storms and floods earlier this year, providing ongoing support for communities through the $200 million Phase Three Storm and Flood Recovery Package, co-funded by the Australian Government.

building better regions FUND INFRASTRUCTURE PROJECTS STREAM ROUND 6

APPLICATIONS CLOSE 10 FEBRUARY 2022


The Round Six Infrastructure Projects Stream supports investment ready projects that provide economic and social benefits for regional and remote areas. 

building better regions – community investments stream round 6

applications close 10 february 2022


The Round 6 Community Investments Stream supports new or expanded local events, strategic regional plans or leadership and capability strengthening activities that provide economic and social benefits to regional and remote areas.

NSW STATE SIGNIFICANT EVENT FUND

EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST CLOSE 20 DECEMBER 2021


The NSW Government is calling for event organisers and promoters to put forward events that will turbocharge the State’s visitor economy through a bumper event calendar in 2022 and beyond.
The State Significant Event Fund has been re-profiled up until 2023, to support the recovery of the events industry.

live music australia supporting venues to host live australian music

applications close 20 december 2021


Applications to the program may include:
infrastructure upgrades, purchase of equipment, programming and promotional expenses and artist fees, or
initiatives that deliver to multiple venues and build capacity, for example, professional development programs, expanded regional touring circuits, and partnerships across venues or jurisdictions.

RAF CULTURAL TOURISM ACCELERATOR PROGRAM

APPLICATIONS CLOSE 10 FEBRUARY 2022


The Cultural Tourism Accelerator Program offers $5 million as part of the Regional Arts Fund (RAF) to develop and promote arts and cultural events for tourists across regional Australia. The program is set to increase visitation in regional, rural and remote communities across Australia by providing financial support for arts and cultural activity.

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INDUSTRY ALERTS

Check out the latest industry alerts here.

have your say – challenges for small businesses in the southern highlands

Have Your Say – Challenges For Small Business In The Southern Highlands

nsw tourism gets a $6.5million boost

NSW Tourism Gets a $6.5 million Boost

new short-term holiday rental rules announced for nsw hosts

SHORT TERM RENTAL ACCOMMODATION FIRE SAFETY STANDARDS

The NSW Government has implemented a new statewide regulatory framework for short-term rental accommodation

COVID-19 IMPORTANT REMINDER

28 June 2021


The Southern Highlands remains OPEN FOR BUSINESS and no formal lockdown or hotspot advice has been received from the State Government for our Shire to-date.

BOWRAL CBD FIRE UPDATE

12 JULY 2021

Please find below the Bowral CBD Fire flyer prepared by Wingecarribee Shire Council to assist businesses in the Bowral CBD (and to advise Industry across the region) with steps for what’s next and contact details.

COVID & THE BOWRAL CBD FIRE UPDATE

14 JULY 2021


The Southern Highlands remains OPEN FOR BUSINESS but
due to both COVID and the recent devastating Bowral CBD Fire the town of Bowral and its businesses are quite literally suffering a double whammy!

covid-19 industry update

16 july 2021


Wingecarribee Shire Council is keeping our community and businesses updated on COVID-19 and its ever changing dynamic so that we all know what is happening and what we need to do to keep ourselves and everyone safe.

bowral cbd fire update #2

16 july 2021


Please find the second Bowral CBD Fire information flyer prepared by Wingecarribee Shire Council to assist businesses in the Bowral CBD (and to advise Industry across the region) with what’s happened in the past seven days and what’s next.