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Events to boost tourism in Queensland's regions

Tourism and Major Events Minister Kate Jones announced $252,000 in funding for 14 events through Tourism and Events Queensland (TEQ).

Ms Jones said support for regional events was helping to grow tourism across the state.

“Events play an important role in driving tourism and supporting local economies,” she said.

“They act as a drawcard that helps to promote our beautiful destinations to visitors from across Australia and around the world.

“Our support for events is an investment as they generate economic activity for local communities.”

Ms Jones said since its launch in May last year, Tourism and Events Queensland’s (TEQ) destination events funding program had provided support for 91 events across the State.

“TEQ’s Queensland Destination Events Program (QDEP) is an important element of the Government’s investment in the tourism industry,” she said.

“Following the latest round of grants, we have now invested more than $3.7 million in events throughout Queensland.

“There are 14 successful events as part of the latest QDEP round including First Coat Festival in Southern Queensland Country which is being funded for the first time.

“QDEP events are an important complement to TEQ’s Major Events calendar that showcases our state to visitors.”

QDEP Round 5 is currently open for event submissions which close on Wednesday 19 October 2016.

Events supported under Round Four of the QDEP:  

     Destination 
    Date 
    Funding Support
The Planting

  Brisbane 

  28-30 April 2017

  $24,000

Straddie Salute Triathlon Festival

  Brisbane

  19-21 May 2017

  $24,000

Gatton Heavy Horse & Heritage Festival
Field Days 40th Anniversary
  Brisbane 

  29 April-1 May 2017

  $10,000

Golden Mount Festival

  Capricorn 

  27 April-1 May 2017

  $10,000

Relish Food & Wine Festival

  Fraser Coast

  3 June 2017

  $15,000 

Gold Coast Film Festival  

  Gold Coast 

  20-30 April 2017 

  $40,000

Surfers Paradise LIVE

  Gold Coast

  28 April-1 May

  $10,000 

Burleigh Pro

  Gold Coast  

  25-28 January 2018 

  $20,000 

Easter In The Country Roma

  Outback 

  13-17 April 2017 

  $20,000

Outback Festival

  Outback

  19-23 September 2017
 
  $24,000

Easter Vintage Festival

  Southern Qld Country

  15 – 17 April 2017

  $10,000

First Coat Festival

  Southern Qld Country

  19 – 21 May 2017

  $10,000

Opera in Jimbour

  Southern Qld Country

  22 July 2017

  $20,000

Feast of the Senses

  Tropical North Queensland

  24-28 March 2017

  $15,000

        ROUND 4 TOTAL
  $252,000

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