The NSW government has announced a new $51.5 million stimulus package for the entertainment, accommodation and tourism industries.
It will include a program where 200,000 vouchers worth $100 each will be made available for hotel stays in the Sydney CBD.
“It’s about getting people back in our hotels,” Tourism Minister Stuart Ayres said.
The vouchers will be allocated on a “first in, first served” basis, with the rollout set to begin in June.
There will also be $24 million in support funds for live music venues, $5.5 million for the events industry, and $2 million for the tourism sector.
“This new program will be in addition to our other stimulus measures such as the ‘Dine and discover’ scheme,” Premier Gladys Berejiklian said in a statement.
More to come.