Riverina Destination Management Plan 2013
After six months of intensive efforts by LGA members, industry and the board the Riverina DMP is final, and is now a public document.
The board of RRT would like to encourage you to read the document and keep a copy handy for reference for further strategies, planning and grant applications. As per the Visitor Economy Taskforce grant applications aligning with a DMP will have added weight and appeal to the government or funding body.
For a copy of the Riverina Destination Management Plan click here.
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