Resources

southern highlands destination strategy 2020-2030


The Destination Strategy considers a Desired Future which focuses on the region’s strengths, protecting what makes the area special, rebalancing the ageing population forecast, while driving economic growth and vitality in a sustainable and resilient manner. Based on four key pillars of People, Place, Prosperity and Partnership, the Strategy looks at issues of economic, social, environmental, cultural and civic leadership. 
 
In partnership with local stakeholders, we’ll now use this strategy to direct the development of medium to long-term actions in the interests of shared future prosperity.

southern highlands destination strategy 2020-2030

DSSS Destination Management Plan

ATDW Took Kit

Working With Destination NSW

events funding and tourism grants

Below is a listing of specific tourism funding and grants programs available to NSW tourism businesses.
Note: This list may not be exhaustive and it is recommended that you also conduct your own investigations:

TOURISM PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT FUND

The nsw government has announced that $3 million will be available through the 2020/21 tourism product development fund

$1 million is available under a Refresh and Renew Fund

EXPERIENCE ENHANCEMENT FUND

THE EXPERIENCE ENHANCEMENT FUND OFFERS GRANTS BETWEEN $50,000 AND $150,000 ON A MATCHED DOLLAR FOR DOLLAR BASIS

This fund is available for:

Upgrades, re purposing and creating new attractions or experiences

nsw regional business event development fund

The NSW Regional Business Event Development Fund is designed to help stakeholders create, attract, or support exciting business events for regional NSW

Find out more on the Meet In Regional NSW Website

destination nsw regional event fund

the regional event fund identifies and supports events in regional nsw

1. Micro Event Fund

2. Flagship Event Fund

HOTEL ENERGY UPLIFT PROGRAM

FUNDING FOR SMALL AND MEDIUM HOTELS TO IMPROVE ENERGY EFFICIENCY


The Hotel Energy Uplift Program will run

over one year from

2020-21 to 2021-22. 

COVID-19 GOVERNMENT INFORMATION

A range of State & Federal Government support packages and resources are continually being made available to businesses. Please refer to the following links:

southern highlands industry conference presentation 29-11-19

Download the presentation PDF below to see the presentation held

at the Mittagong RSL Club on Friday 29 November 2019

SOUTHERN HIGHLANDS BUSINESS EVENTS MARKET STRATEGY

statewide destination management plan


NSW Government Statewide Destination Management Plan – February 2019

NSW GOVERNMENT STATEWIDE DESTINATION MANAGEMENT PLAN

NSW FIRST PROGRAM


Destination NSW delivers the NSW First program to assist tourism businesses around the State to develop, promote and sell their tourism products.
It includes face to face workshops and online webcasts that offer ‘how-to’ insights on a range of topics for the tourism industry, with events to be added to the calendar throughout the year.

nsw first guides

develop your tourism business

nsw first guides

promote your tourism business

nsw first guides

sell – inbound tourism guide

nsw first guides

sell your bookable products online

DNSW BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT RESOURCES

Destination NSW has an extensive range of business development resources available to assist tourism operators and related businesses in the tourism and events industry.

Working With Tourism Australia

Tourism Australia activities include advertising and consumer promotions, public relations and media programs, trade shows and industry programs, online communications and consumer research, and working with Tourism Australia has never been easier.

DSSS business development resources

NSW REGIONAL CONFERENCING TOOLKIT

Tools and tips of the trade for regional business event suppliers

nsw food & wine tourism strategy 2018-2022


Designed to provide the food and wine sector and the broader tourism industry with an overview of Destination NSW’s plans to further support the development of food and wine tourism to the State.