Con­ven­tion bureau re-funded

Western Suburbs Weekly - - News -

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.

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