Parks 2025 is a collection of investment initiatives designed to help build the capacity of parks across our state to conserve our natural landscapes and wildlife, boost the state economy and strengthen local communities.
This investment at a statewide level will also help build resilience for nature-based tourism and broaden the attraction of South Australia to visitors from around the globe.
It will enable:
- the creation of the Southern Flinders Ranges National Park
- development of a world-class Ediacara Fossil Experience
- a reinvigorated Cleland Wildlife Park
- a revitalised Ikara-Flinders Ranges National Park
- opportunities for businesses and organisations via a Nature-based Tourism Co-investment Fund
- new infrastructure and enhanced visitor experiences as part of the Kangaroo Island Fire Recovery.
Each initiative is outlined in the Parks 2025 brochure, which also details a host of other projects already underway.
Now open for applications: Nature-based Tourism Co-investment Fund
One initiative of Parks 2025 is the Nature-based Tourism Co-investment Fund – a pilot grant program designed to assist eligible businesses and organisations to partner with the South Australian Government to deliver sustainable, quality tourism experiences in South Australia.
The $5 million fund will provide the stimulus and support that businesses need to activate or build on existing ecologically sensitive tourism offerings in the state’s national parks, reserves, botanic gardens, and Crown land.
Businesses and organisations can seek grants from $20,000 to $1 million and are expected to contribute at least half of the total financial costs of their project. Applications for the fund are now open, and will remain open until June 2022 or until funding is exhausted.
To learn more, visit the website.