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New Visitor Experience Program Grants awarded

  • 17 May 2020
Standley Chasm
Seventeen local tourism businesses across the Territory have received grants totalling nearly $500,000 under the New Visitor Experience Program (NVEP), as part of the Territory Government’s $2 Million Immediate Tourism Resilience Plan launched in February 2020.  

The NVEP aims to support the Territory’s tourism industry and operators to bounce back from the impacts of the Australian bushfires and Coronavirus crisis.

A total of $498,052.50 has been awarded to recipients throughout the Territory with projects in Nhulunbuy, Darwin, Katherine, Tennant Creek and Alice Springs regions.

The grant program will provide a much needed boost to the Territory’s tourism industry with applicants required to provide a matching co-contribution and ensure projects are completed by the end of 2020.

Regional project highlights include:

  • A new campground kitchen for the Gove Boat Club’s Manyimi campground with the installation of electric BBQ’s, new seating, counters and a food preparation bench for visiting campers. 
  • Local Cullen Bay business Mini Melts NT will develop Cheekies Party Bike, a multi-passenger, human-powered electric battery assisted bicycle for up to 15 people to enjoy refreshments as they tour the sites of Cullen Bay and Darwin’s CBD.  
  • The Mataranka Roadhouse will open a wholesale bakery to provide fresh bread to the local Mataranka and Katherine markets.
  • Tennant Creek’s Top of Town Café will develop an outdoor and evening dining/function area and an outdoor space to hold entertainment and functions.
  • In the Centre, Alice Springs Brewing Company will expand and reconfigure its brewing operations with the establishment of a new brewing area to create Brewery Tours for visitors.

For further information on the program and to view the full list of NVEP grant recipients, visit the New Visitor Experience Program page.

Page last updated on 17 May 2020