Pollinators funded to help tourism businesses

Geraldton Guardian
City of Greater Geraldton mayor Shane Van Styn, Regional Development minister Alannah MacTiernan and Pollinators chair Natasha Colliver discuss the New Industries Fund grant at the Museum of Geraldton on Wednesday.
Camera IconCity of Greater Geraldton mayor Shane Van Styn, Regional Development minister Alannah MacTiernan and Pollinators chair Natasha Colliver discuss the New Industries Fund grant at the Museum of Geraldton on Wednesday. Credit: Geoff Vivian

Geraldton-based innovation hub Pollinators is first cab off the rank in a round of new grants to support innovation and jobs in the regions.

The $120,000 grant will help fund an eco-tourism business incubator to nurture businesses that promote the Mid West as an internationally-recognised tourism destination.

Regional Development minister Alannah MacTiernan said Pollinators received the grant to help start-ups, existing businesses and industry partners develop global and experience-based tourism opportunities.

“This project takes the Mid West’s natural advantages in eco-tourism – its stunning coastal attractions and ease of access for tourists – to create new job opportunities for entrepreneurs and local businesses in the Mid West,” she said.

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