Gurmesh Singh MP


The Yarrawarra Aboriginal Cultural Centre at Corindi Beach will be upgraded to become more accessible for visitors of all abilities to enjoy, thanks to the NSW Government’s Regional Tourism Activation Fund.

Member for Coffs Harbour Gurmesh Singh said $261,188 in funding will upgrade the centre to include a new accessible amenities block that will incorporate universal design principles.

“Building a new amenities block will give people with disability the opportunity to visit the centre comfortably while learning about the culture and practices of our Indigenous community,” Mr Singh said.

“The funding will also be used to build new covered, wheelchair friendly footpaths and add solar panels to the new amenities block, ensuring an economic and energy efficient approach is taken for the operation of the new facilities.”

Deputy Premier and Minister for Regional NSW Paul Toole said the Regional Tourism Activation Fund is helping establish unique tourism experiences that attracts visitors and showcases what our regions have to offer.

“Projects backed through the Regional Tourism Activation Fund will give domestic and international visitors more great reasons to holiday away from the city,” Mr Toole said.

“We are ensuring everyone has the opportunity to experience our regional communities, with funding to support accessibility and inclusion improvements such as lifts in multi-level venues and clear access pathways.”

Under Stream One, grants of between $200,000 and $5 million were made available for projects delivering unique and high impact visitor experiences, Stream Two provided grants of between $50,000 to $500,000 for projects aimed at improving the accessibility and inclusion of tourism experiences for people with disability.

The $30 million Regional Tourism Activation Fund is part of the NSW Government’s $2 billion Regional Growth Fund. For more information, go to: