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Funding Boost To Draw More Visitors To The EP::

Tuesday 7 November 2017

Facilities to attract and keep visitors in the lower Eyre Peninsula will be built at the Glen-Forest Tourist Park and Vineyard with the support of a $193,750 Regional Development Fund grant.



The family-operated tourist park will expand and improve their current facilities, adding a new reception, kiosk and shop, along with a cellar door and the creation of an adventure maze.

An additional six FTE positions will be created during construction, with another six ongoing FTEs to manage the expanded facility.

Background

The Glen-Forest Tourist Park and Vineyard at Green Patch, about 13 kilometres from Port Lincoln, is a 400 acre farm with 120 acres dedicated to an animal park, while 100 acres of vineyards supports the Lincoln Estate Vineyard label.

The State Government’s Regional Development Fund (RDF) drives economic growth through grants to boost investment in regional infrastructure and the creation of jobs in South Australia.

This project supports the State Government’s economic priorities of ‘South Australia – a growing destination of choice for international and domestic travellers’ and ‘Premium food and wine produced in our clean environment and exported to the world’.

Quotes attributable to Regional Development Minister Geoff Brock

South Australia’s regions are the cornerstone of our tourist economy, and projects such as these help bring more visitors and encourage them to stay longer.

The Glen-Forest Tourist Park and Vineyard upgrades will bring something new to this area of the state, creating jobs and boosting the local tourist economy.

Quotes attributable to Glen-Forest Tourist Park and Vineyard Director Brian Turvey

We’re delighted to have the support of the RDF grant to bring our ideas to fruition.

Being able to create a dedicated reception area for the park, a new kiosk and shop, and a timber adventure maze will make a huge difference to our operations, while the new cellar door will offer new marketing opportunities for our Lincoln Estate Vineyard label.