12th October 2021
FUNDING FOR LOST AND FOUND FESTIVAL 2022
The Federal Government has announced major funding for several projects in the South West under Round 5 of the Building Better Regions Fund (BBRF).
The Lost and Found Festival was held last month in and around the Ferguson Valley by the Ferguson Valley Marketing Inc and will receive funding under the BBRF for their 2022 event.
Federal Member for Forrest Nola Marino MP said this investment will help deliver tourism opportunities for the Ferguson Valley and greater Bunbury region with a significant injection into the local economy.
“I know how important these events are for local people as well as attracting visitors to the region. To have experiences and events to enjoy in the Ferguson Valley and surrounds will make this region an even greater place to live.”
Chair of Ferguson Valley Marketing Wendy Perdon said The Lost and Found event was a fantastic success this year with over 96% of guests planning on returning in 2022.
“With this support from the Federal Government it means we can make it bigger and better next year.”
Ferguson Valley and the surrounding Bunbury region comes alive with the Lost and Found event each year holding more than 20 special events made for lovers of great food and wine, craft beer, five music, family fun and more. Events ranged from long table dinners in barrel halls and rocking hoedowns to vertical tastings, wine workshops, boozy brunches and live music events
Other Projects to receive funding include:
• The redevelopment of Hands Oval to a new multi-purpose elite sporting facility for the City of Bunbury
• Upgrade and extend the existing visitor experience centre for the Margaret River Busselton Tourism Association.
• Expansion of the Perth International Jazz Festival into Busselton on the foreshore.
• The inaugural 10-day Fine Vines Festival in Cowaramup for the Margaret River Wine Association.
“Infrastructure upgrades funded in this latest round will ensure the South West remains a great place to live and visit, while helping to create local jobs and support important regional industries as we recover from COVID-19,” Ms Marino said.
Under Round 5 of the BBRF, the Government has committed almost $300 million to support 295 projects across regional Australia, which will create an estimated 9,900 jobs during the project period.
This latest funding round takes total support through the BBRF to $1.38 billion across nearly 1,300 projects.
For a full list of successful projects, please visit: www.business.gov.au/bbrf