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Tourism Industry Resilience Grant

Supporting the long-term sustainability of the tourism industry in 37 regions impacted by the disaster events of 2021-22.

The Tourism Industry Resilience Grant is a key component of the $7 million Tourism Recovery and Resilience Package.

The Grant aims to assist eligible Regional Tourism Organisations (RTOs) and Local Tourism Organisations (LTOs) in 37 Local Government Areas (LGAs) activated under the extraordinary disaster events of 2021-22 that rely heavily on tourism as a contributor to the local economy, to build the long-term sustainability of the tourism industry in these regions and deliver local disaster resilience planning and capability building activities.

This package is jointly funded by the Australian and Queensland Governments to provide targeted support to the tourism industry in affected areas, assisting them to recover from the impacts of extraordinary disaster events occurring in 2021-22 and build the long-term sustainability of tourism in these regions.

Successful applicants

The Tourism Industry Resilience Grants will provide almost $230,000 in total support to 12 projects across 35 declared affected local government areas in Queensland.

Applicant (RTO/LTO)

Project description

Discovery Coast Tourism and Commerce Inc.

The program will provide tangible assistance directly to local businesses, for their planning, responding to, and recovery from future disasters thorough a workshop and individual mentoring.

Fraser Coast Tourism and Events

Deliver a disaster planning, resilience and crisis communication workshop for tourism businesses that helps tourism operators to prepare for, respond to and recover from a range of disasters and crises. The training will take participants through real life scenarios and show them how to access and use disaster checklists and templates provided in the Small Business Disaster Hub.

Gladstone Area Promotion and Developments Limited

The purpose of the plan is to provide a framework to prepare for respond and recover from emergency situations that may have a significant impact on Gladstone region tourism businesses.

Gold Coast Tourism Corporation Ltd (trading as Destination Gold Coast)

With tourism a primary pillar of the Gold Coast economy, this project will support the long-term sustainability of the tourism industry in the region through disaster resilience planning and capability building via the delivery of a Crisis Communications Program.

Lockyer Chamber of Commerce Industry and Tourism

This business capability development program, Floods to Flourish, adopts a storytelling approach which will assist businesses to develop and articulate their values and purpose, supporting them to recover from a disaster.

Moreton Bay Regions Industry & Tourism

The objective of the proposed Project is to increase the tourism sectors knowledge and skills by providing access to practical training and tools to build resilience and support disaster recovery.

Outback Queensland Tourism Association

Businesses will be supported to enhance their preparedness, response, and resilience to future disasters. They will receive assistance to develop and implement strategies and plans which will support them to become sustainable and robust.

Roma Commerce and Tourism Inc.

This project will strengthen business capabilities, reduce risk, and support tourism operators to become more resilient against future disasters by providing a Human Resource Practical Toolkit & Masterclass including proformas, templates and video presentations. Business will have the skills to retain existing and recruit new staff after a disaster so they can re-open and recover quicker.

Southern Queensland Country Tourism

This program will help participants identify current risks and threats to their business and create a plan which is activated when required. Operators will have a business continuity plan that provides the blueprint and strategy for business to continue to operate, serve customers and earn revenue during an interruption.

Straddie Chamber of Commerce Inc.

Deliver a series of 4 workshops to build the capability of local tourism businesses through completing a plan on a page to build a business continuity plan.

Tourism Tropical North Queensland Limited

This project will co-design key steps to support tourism operators in Far North Queensland develop new products and experiences to attract visitors to the Carpentaria region during low season, or when weather impacts visitor access.

Visit Sunshine Coast

This program will help to build local tourism industry resilience and capabilities through support to develop strategic plans and skills to better equip them to prepare, respond, recover, and communicate effectively in a disaster or crises.

Applications are now closed.

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Last updated: 14 Jul 2023