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Media Release: Funding boost to bolster Victoria’s standing as Australia’s major events capital

03 /05/ 2015 Comments are Closed

Melbourne Events Precinct

The Victoria Tourism Industry Council (VTIC), in association with the Victoria Events Industry Council (VEIC), welcomes the State Government’s announced additional $20 million annually for the next four years in funding to support the growth of major events throughout Victoria.

“Victoria is the major events capital of Australia and we’re delighted this funding will enable us to further bolster our standing, by delivering more events to Melbourne and regional places throughout Victoria,” said VTIC Chief Executive Dianne Smith.

“We have consistently urged policy makers to further leverage our strength in major events and we are thrilled that the Andrews Government is using its first budget to recognise the important contribution tourism and events make to our economy and community.”

The tourism and events industry contributes $20 billion annually to the Victorian economy and employs 200,000 people.

“As the Premier has highlighted today, major events draw tourism and create great opportunity for local operators such as restaurants and hotels. VTIC will continue to work with government and operators throughout Victoria to make sure we leverage the job creation possibilities that this measure brings,” said Ms Smith.

VTIC

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The peak body for Victoria's tourism and events industry, VTIC represents key industry associations and operators, with over 1400 members.

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