Gundaroo’s family-owned winery, Tallagandra Hill, will soon be welcoming overnight visitor’s thanks to a funding boost from the NSW Government to help build three new cottages.
Member for Goulburn Pru Goward joined Liberal Candidate for Goulburn Wendy Tuckerman to announce Tallagandra Hill Winery securing $150,000 from the NSW Government’s Regional Tourism Fund.
“Located in the beautiful Yass Valley, Tallagandra Hill Winery is one of our region’s top wineries and I’m delighted to announce they will benefit from NSW Government funding, aimed at boosting local economies through product development support,” Ms Goward said.
“The funds will see three boutique cottages built to cater for overnight visitors, which is a first for the property.
“The funding will also be used to install pergolas, landscaping, walkways and other external facilities to enhance the visual appeal and functionality of an existing building to cater for special functions and events.
“More and more travellers from across Australia and the world are learning about the great cool-climate wines produced in our region and with strengthened investment in Gundaroo, we look forward to welcoming more visitors as a result of this exciting new development,” Ms Tuckerman said.
David Faulk, from Tallagandra Hill Winery, said they were delighted to receive such generous support from the NSW Government
“Our aim is for Tallagandra Hill Winery to be the preferred regional destination for special events and unique rural tourism experiences, linked to our single vineyard wines, family-focused cuisine and beautiful Gundaroo landscape.
“The funding will help us make our much loved property more accessible and more desirable to local, national and international visitors. It will help us provide a unique offering, with special features not available anywhere else,” Mr Faulk said.
Minister for Tourism and Major Events Adam Marshall congratulated Tallagandra Hill Winery on their successful initiative and said the NSW Government is doing everything it can to drive more visitors to rural and regional areas.
“The Regional Tourism Fund is part of our strategy to boost tourism right across the State and increase visitation to our wonderful regions which in turn, supports the local economy and jobs,” Mr Marshall said.
“We are excited to see more travellers visit this corner of the State as a result of this funding boost, as the NSW Government is working towards our goal of tripling overnight visitor expenditure and reaching $25 billion in regional visitor expenditure by 2030.”
The Regional Tourism Fund is part of the NSW Government’s record funding commitment of $43 million over four years. The Fund provides investment into the regional visitor economy on a matched dollar-for-dollar basis.
For more information on the Regional Tourism Fund go to, http://www.destinationnsw.com.au/regionaltourismfund.