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Qld gets $70m boost


QUEENSLAND’S tourism industry is set to receive a major funding boost, with a joint state and federal government initiative to allocate $70 million to support struggling businesses.

Under the terms of the package, $30 million will be targeted at supporting Queensland’s iconic tourism attraction­s, while $40 million will be used to provide a second round of grants to small, medium and large tourism companies that previously received an initial grant from the Tourism and Hospitalit­y Sector Hardship Program.

To be eligible, businesses will need to be “nationally significan­t tourism operators and attraction­s”, and show a 50% reduction in turnover and visitation over the three-month period from 01 Jul to 30 Sep 2021, compared to pre-COVID.

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