Convention bureau re-funded
THE State Government last month reversed a proposal to cut Perth Convention Bureau (PCB) funding by up to 30 per cent over three years.
Premier Colin Barnett said $3.15 million would be reinstated to the PCB events budget and the organisation would receive an extra $7.55 million.
PCB chairman Ian Laurance said the additional funds would allow PCB to meet the challenge to fill the new hotels and convention spaces in Perth.
“This increased importance on the value of tourism, and particularly the business events sector, will be critical for the state’s economy in future years,” Mr Laurance said.