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Committee welcomes Mornington Peninsula’s inclusion in regional Victoria’s $28 million voucher scheme.

The Committee for Mornington Peninsula commends the Victorian Government’s decision to include the region in the $28 million regional Victoria voucher scheme as part of this week’s Budget.

Under the scheme, the state government will issue up to 120,000 vouchers worth $200 each to be spent on accommodation, attractions or tours in regional Victoria, helping to underpin a vital recovery of the sector in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.

C4MP President Shannon Smit commented,

"We have long advocated that the Mornington Peninsula should not be designated part of metropolitan Melbourne, and is more closely representative of regional Victoria. It is pleasing to see the State Government recognise this in the regional Victoria voucher scheme and support our tourism businesses that are the lifeblood of the Peninsula economy."

According to Premier Daniel Andrews, this funding will help tourism businesses bounce back from the challenges of this year, welcoming more visitors and employing more Victorians.

The regional Victoria voucher scheme forms part of a $465 million Victorian Tourism Recovery Package in the Victorian Budget 2020/21, and is expected to be up and running in December.

The Committee looks forward  to receiving more information on this initiative in the coming weeks and the important support it will offer the region’s visitor economy.