The Matilda Highway/Kidman Way themed road corridor between Kurumba in Queensland and Jerilderie in New South Wales has been offered half a million dollars in the latest round of grants from the Australia Tourism Development Program (ATDP), announced by AusIndustry.
The funds will assist local communities in 17 local authorities across Eastern Australia.
The funding application was submitted by OQTA, on behalf of a Project Management Committee consisting of representatives from OQTA, Tourism New South Wales, Tourism Queensland, the Matilda Highway Group and the Kidman Way Marketing Group.
This is the first time the group have come together to develop a national touring route crossing both Queensland and New South Wales.
Outback Queensland Tourism Authority General Manager, Barry Duncan, said the OQTA was thrilled to receive the news that $500,000 (GST inclusive) has been allocated over two years for the Matilda Highway/Kidman Way Corridor Implementation Plan in Queensland and New South Wales.
We are delighted with this great news and thank the Federal Government for their continued support of Outback regions. Regional interpretation panels and signage will be designed and installed, route brochures and town flyers will be developed and distributed and marketing undertaken.