The Hon Dan Tehan MP
Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment
Member for Wannon
Liberal for Flinders
$1 MILLION FOR WORLD-CLASS HOSPITALITY AND ECO-TOURISM ON THE MORNINGTON PENINSULA
The Mornington Peninsula will have access to world-class, industry-led hospitality and eco-tourism skills and training, with a re-elected Morrison Government committing $1 million to address the need for skilled tourism and hospitality workers on the Peninsula.
Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment, Dan Tehan, said this commitment will bring the tourism and hospitality industry together from across the Peninsula to devise the best fit-for-purpose training.
“Specialised training will help to increase the number of national and international students coming to the Mornington Peninsula, where they can benefit from all the professional aspects of Australia’s world-leading hospitality,” Minister Tehan said.
Liberal Candidate for Flinders, Zoe McKenzie, said her experience working with Tourism Australia means she has seen how important hospitality is to a dynamic and successful year-round tourism market.
“This commitment is a step forward in being able to train locals in this profession, and hopefully, keep our young people in the Peninsula, safeguarding our reputation as one of the best food and wine destinations in the world,” Ms McKenzie said.
“In addition to food and wine, we boast some of the best accommodation for holidays, major events, conferences, and weddings. Lindenderry in Red Hill, Jackalope in Merricks North, and the soon to open Hotel Intercontinental in Sorrento, make the Mornington Peninsula a globally sought-after destination.
“We also have some of the best activities in the nation: wine-tasting, fishing, swimming with dolphins, snorkelling, scuba-diving, bush walking, bike riding. All these activities and their associated small businesses have a reputation for excellence, but all of them are crying out for staff. It is time we look at doing things differently.”
A re-elected Morrison Government will provide Austrade with $1 million to explore options to increase hospitality and eco-tourism skills and training on the Mornington Peninsula.
Only the Morrison Government will continue to deliver a better future for Flinders as part of our plan to build a strong economy and a stronger future.