State of Barwon | $3 million to drive domestic and international tourism in Warren

I am thrilled to announce $3,091,874 in NSW Government funding for RiverSmart Australia Ltd and Warren Shire Council that will develop and expand the region’s impressive Macquarie Marshes.

As part of the Regional Growth Environment and Tourism Fund this project aims to develop and expand infrastructure at the Macquarie marshes in north-west NSW and improved signage in the surrounding ‘gateway’ LGA’s of Bourke, Brewarrina, Walgett, Coonamble, Nyngan and Warren.

These new developments will include the construction of a wildlife platform, installation of a 1.8 kilometre long boardwalk, improved directional and interpretive signage, interpretative signage detailing the significance of the marshes to the Wayilwan people, plus a range of infrastructure additions to the Window on the Wetlands Centre in Warren for it to operate as the Visitor Information Centre for Macquarie Marshes.

The project consortium aims to target existing tourists, draw bird-watchers and nature lovers to help boost the regional economy and generate jobs.

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