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The Tourism Demand Driver Infrastructure (TDDI) Program is an Australian Government initiative.

More than $43 million over four years will be distributed to State Tourism Organisations (STOs).

Western Australia will receive $5.063 million in funding over four years, which will be managed by Tourism Western Australia. TDDI funding will be allocated through two streams.

Regional Transformational Projects
Five projects, one from each tourism region, that have funding from other sources and will help the State achieve its 2020 goal have been preselected for the program.

The projects have been identified from the key priorities within regional blue prints, regional tourism plans or State Government strategies (i.e. the Western Australian Cruise Shipping Strategic Plan 2012-2020).

Each project is an existing concept that has been scoped and costed by a project partner, which may be State Government, local government or an industry association.

The following projects have been selected so far:
• Dampier Terrace/Frederick Street Lookout, Broome
• Mersey Point Jetty redevelopment, Rockingham
• Cruise ship tender landing platform, Busselton
• Cruise ship passenger embarking and disembarking infrastructure, Esperance

A project from Australia’s Coral Coast will be announced soon.

Competitive Grants Program
Further projects will be selected through a competitive grants process with up to $500,000 awarded on a matched funding basis to the successful applicants.

The grants will be available to government agencies, not-for-profit tourism industry associations and local councils for projects that are linked to a state, regional or destination tourism plan and have attracted funding from other sources.

Nine projects have been selected through that process to receive funding in 2015-16:
• Busselton Jetty upgrade
• Denmark Wilderness Ocean Walk Ride Trail Experience
• Export Product Distribution Project
• Fremantle Wayfinding Project
• Nyamba Buru Yawuru Cultural Facilities Study
• Wadjemup Walk Trail West End Rottnest Island
• Albany Visitor Centre relocation
• Bibbulmun Track northern terminus
• Margaret River Busselton Tourism Association Lighthouses Project

Last Reviewed: 2016-11-07