In a boost for the region’s tourism offerings, essential NSW Government funding to support the development of a cellar door, art space and event venue at Mudgee’s iconic Rosby Wines was announced today by the Member for Dubbo, Dugald Saunders.
The funding, which will assist with the construction of a purpose-built cellar door, art space and event venue, will aim to provide a new product experience for visitors and locals alike, celebrating Mudgee’s iconic offerings – from olive oils and wines, to art and events.
The architecturally designed space will be suitable for intimate corporate conferences and retreats, world-class wine tasting, paddock-to-plate dining, art exhibitions, workshops, events and retail sales.
The development will complement Rosby’s existing accommodation range and the destination experiences available within the region, bolstering the areas spectacular tourism offerings.
Mr Saunders said $150,000 of funding, offered through Destination NSW’s Regional Tourism Fund, would be matched by the applicant, leading to a total investment of $308,500.
“We are delighted to announce the support of this project at Rosby Estate, which will not only attract new visitors to Mudgee and provide a new venue for business conferences and events, but also celebrate the produce and craft that Mudgee is nationally renowned for – it’s a true celebration of all things Regional NSW,” Mr Saunders said.
Minister for Tourism Stuart Ayres said the Regional Tourism Fund is part of the NSW Government’s record funding commitment of $43 million over four years and part of a strategy to boost tourism right across the State, supporting local economies and jobs.
“Tourism turbocharges local economies, generates jobs and drives investment and this project is an example of how the NSW Government is working hard right across the State to make it easier for tourism operators to access vital grants to get their initiatives off the ground,” Mr Ayres said.