Coffs tourism receives funds boost

The Big Banana was a big winner from today's announcement of funding for MNC Tourism.
The Big Banana was a big winner from today's announcement of funding for MNC Tourism.

COFFS Harbour's state MP Andrew Fraser announced $55,000 in funding for local tourism projects and businesses in Coffs Harbour.

Mr Fraser announced the funding for Tourism Mid North Coast on behalf of Minister for Tourism and Events, the Hon George Souris, adding that that the Big Banana and Tabatinga are the big winners from today's announcement.

"The Destination NSW funding will enable Coffs Harbour businesses to develop their business to enhance visitor experiences and boost tourism to the local area," Mr Fraser said.

"I am delighted to announce that The Big Banana and Tabatinga Family Fun Centre have been awarded funding to further develop the visitor experience in Coffs Harbour and increase the range of tourism activities and attractions in the Mid North Coast.

"These projects will many benefits and will help to attract more visitors to Coffs Harbour.

"The Big Banana Pty Ltd will receive $25,000 for a new regional food interpretative centre and store. Tabatinga Family Fun Centre will receive $30,000 for improvements to childrens' activities and educational experiences."

Executive Officer of MNC Tourism Belinda Novicky said that the funding is a welcome announcement.

"This tourism development funding will revive existing attractions and result in some new experiences for visitors coming to the Mid North Coast, which is great for tourism across the region," she said.

Topics:  banana big coffs fraser tourism

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