Hope things are going well for you. The weather is divine and the region is busy. Read on for some exciting updates…
New voucher scheme and other stimulus measures
It’s back and it’s big. It’s a $200m package with $100m for vouchers, with $10m being Melbourne-centric and the rest state-wide.
- $30 million program providing rebates on food and wine experiences in regional areas
- Entertainment voucher scheme will provide $30 million in rebates for tickets to the theatre, live music, cinemas, museums, galleries, conferences, exhibitions and other events across Victoria
- A new $30 million round of the Victorian Travel Voucher Scheme will encourage even more people to holiday at home and spend on accommodation, attractions and tours. This is the same as the last voucher scheme
But wait, there’s more:
There’s a rebate program that offsets costs of improving airflow in your business: A $60 million Ventilation Voucher Program with help small businesses purchase equipment and upgrades to reduce the spread of COVID-19 in the workplace and improve customer confidence. It will offer rebates of up to $5,000 as well as $500 vouchers.
To help ease the labour shortage, $34.2 million of Jobs Victoria funding will be used to place workers in over 1,500 jobs across hospitality, warehousing and logistics, tourism and food processing.
For more info, go here.
We are expecting delivery of the new Visitor Guide at the end of this week. If you would like to order a box of Visitor Guides (70 per box) please fill in this form.
If you’d like to place a regular standing order, e.g. one box per month, please email email@example.com
The autumn edition just landed at DMT HQ. We’ll be getting as many out around the region as possible, but if you’d like some now, swing by 120 Main Rd, Hepburn Springs and help yourself. They’re on the front deck.
Opposition to proposed powerlines – community meeting
If you’re in Hepburn or Moorabool Shire, you’d likely be aware of Ausnet’s plans to build a large terminal station and 80m tall powerlines in our region. Daylesford Macedon Tourism is strongly opposed to the construction of these towers and are advocating for the lines to run underground in certain areas.
A Community meeting will be held on March 6th from 12pm at Kingston Showgrounds, where you’ll learn about the community’s experiences, the legal challenge, Hepburn Council’s position, the impact on our Goldfields World Heritage bid and the impact on tourism.
If you have a view on these towers, come along. There will be a sausage sizzle, prize for best fence sign (anyone who has driven on the Midland Hwy around Blampied and Newlyn will have seen some pretty colourful signs. You can also have a go at guessing he weight of Delilah the sheep!
Until next time…
Steve and the DMT Team