A southern Gold Coast attraction will become a hive of activity with a make-over and marketing campaign designed to lure domestic and international tourists. The Federal Government is supporting the project with an investment through the Black Summer Bushfire Recovery Grants program.
Member for McPherson Karen Andrews MP said Honeyworld – just off the Gold Coast Highway in Currumbin – will benefit from a $62,133 injection.
“The Morrison Government is backing the Gold Coast’s tourism industry as part of the post-pandemic recovery,” Mrs Andrews said. “As international travellers start booking their Aussie holidays – we want to make sure the Gold Coast is top of mind.
“Like its neighbour, Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary, Honeyworld is an attraction which educates the community on the importance of preserving our native wildlife – which is why this project has been chosen.”
National Trust Queensland CEO Jayme Cuttriss said Honeyworld is home to millions of bees and the upgrades are designed to make the experience more educational and focused on sustainability.
“Honeyworld has never been more relevant to today’s tourism market, directly meeting the needs of conscious travellers seeking to give back to the environment and local community,” Ms Cuttriss said.
“This funding will help Honeyworld to thrive into the future, with entry to also remain free to the public.”
As part of the now $2.2 billion National Bushfire Recovery Fund, the Black Summer Bushfire Recovery Grants are funding a broad range of recovery and resilience projects which deliver a lasting and tangible impact.
“In further support to National Trust of Australia (Queensland), in 2021 we provided $150,000 through the Fund to assist the recovery of our local ecosystems,” Mrs Andrews added.