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Federal Government supports Jindabyne Light & Sculpture Walk.

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Gary Nairn MP Federal Member for Eden-Monaro PO Box 232, Queanbeyan NSW 2620 Tollfree NSW 1800 041 539 Ph: (02) 6297 3952 Fax: (02) 6297 5768

Press Release Ref: 630 Published: 28/3/2002 Title: Federal Government Supports Jindabyne Light & Sculpture Walk

Federal Member for Eden-Monaro, Gary Nairn, who tomorrow night is attending the launch of Jindabyne’s Light and Sculpture Walk, took the opportunity to remind locals of the Federal Government’s $10,000 commitment to this project.

“I announced the successful project in late January, and I am pleased to now be part of the opening of this walk along the foreshores of Lake Jindabyne,” said Mr Nairn.

“The funding was provided through the Federal Government’s Regional Arts Fund, more than $300,000 of this round’s funding going to projects in New South Wales.

“The timing of this project could not be better, coinciding with the Jindabyne Easter Fun Festival, which has provided a huge boost for the tourism industry in recent years.

“I have been working with many businesses in the Snowy Mountains in an effort to support perennial tourism in the region. Through such programs as the Regional Tourism Program, that provided $100,000 to the Snowy Hydro education Centre in the first round of funding, the Federal Government is demonstrating its commitment to regional areas.

“The Regional Arts fund is another example of encouraging the pursuit of the arts in the regions outside our capital cities and major towns.

“Congratulations to the Committee for the Jindabyne Easter Festival and all those others who have assisted in the organisation of this year’s Fun Festival, and I hope that this light and

sculpture walk proves to be another drawcard for the tourism industry,” said Mr Nairn.