Saturday, 28 April 2012

La Festa Faces of Australia Great Success In The Riverina

 La Festa Faces of Australia
The Steggles La Festa Faces of Australia event has been the first completed project in the Riverina district in NSW Australia under the Regional Tourism Product Development Funding Program. This year’s La Festa was a great success, drawing visitors from all over NSW and Victoria.

It broke previous records with around 12,000 visitors to Griffith over the Easter weekend. The event was held as Griffith bounced back from recent flooding gathering people together for a colourful day of music, dance and celebration.

La Festa Faces of Australia
La Festa received funding from Destination NSW to expand the festival’s foodie theme and develop an exciting concept for a “Kitchen Alley” to cook up Griffith’s local produce.

The organisers used the funding to include more activities. The appearance of Celebrity Chef, Paul Mercurio and sister duo Sammy and Bella, winners of the first season of Channel Seven’s My Kitchen Rules, sealed La Festa’s strong reputation as a festival for foodies.

Even though the region is still recovering from the recent flooding, good progress is also being made with other tourism projects in the Riverina that received funding.

La Festa Faces of Australia
The development of walking and cycling trails in Narrandera is well under way with signage concepts, designs, track grading and maps progressing well. The first stage involving the design of routes around Lake Talbot, Murrumbidgee River, Wetlands and Koala Loop is on schedule for completion.

For more information on the $5 million Regional Tourism Product Development Funding Program go to Destination NSW’s Corporate website.

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