Tourism recovery and resilience - $7 million

The Tourism Recovery and Resilience package will provide targeted support to the tourism industry in affected areas, assisting them to recover from the impacts of the floods and build long-term sustainability of the tourism industry. This includes boosting infrastructure, mapping and planning tourism offerings and planning initiatives for resilience:

  • Building Resilient Tourism Infrastructure - $5 M: Grants for impacted tourism businesses to build their resistance and aid their response to flooding and natural disasters through innovative solutions and bespoke engineering solutions.
  • Regional Tourism Product, Experience and Infrastructure Platform - $1 M: To diversify the tourism offering in impacted areas by mapping existing tourism products, experiences and infrastructure against natural disaster metrics and identifying gaps for development to make the local industry more resilient.
  • Tourism Business Resilience Program - $0.8 M: To help tourism businesses respond to the unique challenges and help them plan for and recover from natural disasters.
  • Solving Disaster Resilience Challenges with Open Innovation - $0.2 M: to find solutions for disaster risk and resilience issues likely to impact the tourism industry in the three most impacted regions of Brisbane, Sunshine Coast and Gold Coast.

Status

This program is currently under development. 

Administering agency

Department of Tourism, Innovation and Sport

Eligible applicants

Tourism businesses in the 37 LGAs activated for assistance following the Central, Southern and Western Queensland Rainfall and Flooding, Ex-Tropical Cyclone Seth and South East Queensland Rainfall and Flooding events.

Funding

Jointly funded (50:50) by the Queensland and Australian Governments under Category D of the Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements (DRFA).