Snowy Valleys Council awarded $27,000 to host event in Khancoban

Published on 22 April 2021

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Locals and visitors will be welcomed to Khancoban this Spring with a Long Lunch Event thanks to a successful grant application.

Snowy Valleys Council has successfully applied for $27,000 in funding under the Commonwealth Government’s Regional Tourism Bushfire Recovery Grants to host a Long Lunch event in Khancoban.

Executive Director Community and Corporate Paul Holton said hosting a Long Lunch event would encourage visitors to Khancoban during Spring and help to showcase the town’s beauty, unique location, and the beautiful regional produce on offer.

“We are very pleased to have been successful with this grant application that will enable us to showcase Khancoban during its best season and bring increased visitation to the town,” said Mr Holton.

Khancoban has seen some exciting projects come to fruition over the past 12 months including the opening of the Pickled Parrot Providore bringing the General Store building back to life.

Mr Holton said increased tourism marketing, collaboration with National Parks & Wildlife Services and with Snowy Hydro has been a focus of Council’s Place Activation team in Khancoban following the bushfires and Covid border closures.

“The recent successful Snowy Hydro Family Fun Day, our NSW Women’s Week High Tea and the ongoing beautification of the town’s centre and surrounds has generated increased visitation and community engagement,” he said.

Council was also successful in being awarded $390,000 in funding from the first round of event funding through the Regional Tourism Bushfire Recovery Grant Program to host three events in Batlow, Tumbarumba and Adelong this year under the Winter Bites Festival banner.

The Regional Tourism Bushfire Recovery Grant Program is an initiative of the National Bushfire Recovery Agency and is administered by Austrade.

More information on the Khancoban Long Lunch event will be released in coming weeks.

 An Australian Government bushfire recovery initiative

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