The successful grant recipients to deliver Indigenous product development projects (Dreamworld, Lirrwi Yolngu Aboriginal Corporation, Southern Cross University and Goolarri Media Enterprises Pty Ltd) were announced by the Minister for Tourism on 9 July 2012. Projects commenced.
About the projects
The Indigenous Product Development projects were developed through the Strategic Tourism Investment Grants program. Grant applications were invited from organisations for projects that will create an iconic Australian Indigenous tourism experience or product that will provide immersion in Indigenous practices and experiences including cultural stories, art, dance or song for domestic and international visitors.
Projects should be focussed on creating an iconic Indigenous experience that also addresses other key issues such as Indigenous employment outcomes (including training and development opportunities), new or quality product development, and/or businesses skills development.
The four organisations chosen to deliver projects will be responsible for ensuring that these projects continue after the Strategic Tourism Investment Grant's funding period—either under their own management or by establishing other suitable ongoing governance arrangements.
Grant applications to deliver the Indigenous Product Development projects closed on 30 May 2012 and four projects were successful in receiving funding.
These projects commenced in June 2012 and will be completed by no later than June 2014.
Grants and funding
The following T-QUAL Strategic Tourism Investment Grants have been awarded for the delivery of Indigenous Product Development projects.
- Dreamworld will receive a T-QUAL Strategic Tourism Investment Grant of $1 million (excl GST) to develop the Australian Aboriginal Wildlife Experience.
- Lirrwi Yolngu Aboriginal Corporation will receive a T-QUAL Strategic Tourism Investment Grant of $825,000 (excl GST) to develop a Cultural Tourism Masterplan for the Arnhem Land Region.
- Southern Cross University will receive a T-QUAL Strategic Tourism Investment Grant of $78,200 (excl GST) to inform the development of Indigenous tourism products.
- Goolarri Media Enterprises Pty Ltd will receive a T-QUAL Strategic Tourism Investment Grant of $100,000 (excl GST) for a multi-arts performance to highlight the unique multiculturalism which attracts visitors to Broome.
The following table lists the project documentation for the Indigenous Product Development projects.
For more information about the Indigenous Product Development project, email the T-QUAL Grants team at firstname.lastname@example.org.