Upgrades for south west tourist spots
SIGNIFICANT tourist attractions in the south-west region have been announced as beneficiaries of a $10 million funding package from the Queensland Government.
Announced by the Premier at Friday night’s Queensland Tourism Awards, the Outback Tourism Infrastructure fund will help start off building on projects from Mt Isa to Birdsville and plenty of places in between over the coming year.
In Charleville, Murweh Shire Council has received an allocation of $1.23 million.
The money will be spent on infrastructure to showcase Charleville’s World War II heritage in the Top Secret Precinct.
Moving in next to the Cosmos Centre and future planetarium, the project titled Enriching Outback Tourism: Experiencing the Brisbane Line will tell the story of the once-controversial defence proposal by the same name.
In Cunnamulla, the Paroo Progress Association has also received funding to continue its project, Cunnamulla All Aboard – Time Travel After Dark.
The group is already part-way through the restoration of the historic Cunnamulla Train station, which was shown off at the recent 150th anniversary.
LOOK AT FUTURE: An artist’s rendering of the future Top Secret Precinct project, titled Enriching Outback Tourism: Experiencing the Brisbane Line.