Griffith A Finalist In Nsw Top Tourism Town Awards

Tuesday, 11 May 2021

Griffith A Finalist In Nsw Top Tourism Town Awards Griffith has been named a finalist in the first ever Top Tourism Town Awards for NSW, among 16 towns from across the State in the 5,000 and above category. 

“The Top Tourism Town Awards celebrate the unwavering spirit of these communities and demonstrates the true value of tourism and the visitor economy to these towns,” said NSW Tourism Industry Council Executive Manager, Greg Binskin. 

“It’s a real testament to the resilience of these towns that in this first year, we have an incredible 42 finalists in two categories: those with populations over 5,000 residents and those under 5,000. 

“These Awards are all about community collaboration, groups such as Tourism Associations and Operators, Councils and Visitor Information Centres have come together to showcase their town as a tourism destination worthy of celebrating.” 

“The process was highly competitive with inspiring editorial, images and video content accompanied by a compelling 3 – 4 day itinerary essential to be a Top Tourism Town finalist,” Mr Binskin said.

Griffith City Council’s Tourism Manager, Mirella Guidolin said Griffith’s submission was reviewed by a panel of judges which saw us reach the public voting stage. 

“Earlier in the week we called everyone who loves Griffith to get voting – this is going to be an extremely competitive award and I am hopeful we will take home the prize,” said Ms Guidolin. 

“The judges’ vote will account for 50%, with the public vote making up the remainder – the public vote could see us win and in turn, attract even more visitors to our great City.”

Griffith Mayor, Councillor John Dal Broi said it’s a true testament to not only the Tourism Team to make it this far, but to all the Tourism and Hospitality operators.

“Everyone who visits Griffith truly appreciates the unique character and this comes down to what we can offer – which is plenty!” said Councillor Dal Broi. 

“Griffith is fortunate to have incredibly passionate and dedicated Tourism and Hospitality operators which ensures visitors have a fantastic time while they visit, with many opting to extend their stay once they see what is on offer. 

“Winning this award would go a long way to showing the rest of Australia what Griffith really is and attract even more visitors to Griffith,” added Councillor Dal Broi. 

Chair of the Tourism and Events Committee, Councillor Christine Stead said Griffith has seen a surge in regional travellers since Covid, with visitor numbers doubling those prior to the pandemic. 

“We have always known Griffith is a great place, but now we are really getting the word out there which is increasing the number of visitors to our area and this adds to our visitor economy – it’s a win-win situation for everyone,” said Councillor Stead.

"I would like to congratulate the Tourism Team on their entry and look forward to seeing the results at the end of the month."

The winners will be announced by the Hon. Stuart Ayres, Minister for Tourism, Investment & Jobs at the Local Government NSW Destination & Visitor Economy Conference, Thursday 27 May 2021.
 

June 2021

  • Vandalism An Ongoing Issue For Council
    Vandalism An Ongoing Issue For Council
    Friday, 11 Jun 2021

    Following a spate of attacks on a number of Council and community facilities, Council is issuing a timely reminder that a policy exists extending a reward for information leading to a conviction.

    Read more
  • Swamps Set To Be Renamed
    Swamps Set To Be Renamed
    Thursday, 10 Jun 2021

    Three local swamps are set to be renamed following the Ordinary Meeting of Council held last Tuesday.

    Read more
  • Boorga Road Set To Get Underway
    Boorga Road Set To Get Underway
    Thursday, 10 Jun 2021

    Boorga Road is set to undergo a $7.3M overhaul, which includes the construction and sealing of the unsealed section between New Farms Road and Dickie Road, and the construction and sealing of Dickie Road, up to approximately 3.km west from Boorga Road.

    Read more
  • New Flood Mapping For Yenda Adopted
    New Flood Mapping For Yenda Adopted
    Wednesday, 09 Jun 2021

    Read more
  • Sydney Dance Company Brings The Power Of Dance And Music
    Sydney Dance Company Brings The Power Of Dance And Music
    Friday, 04 Jun 2021

    Read more
  • Take A Trip Down Memory Lane With The Robertson Brothers
    Take A Trip Down Memory Lane With The Robertson Brothers
    Friday, 04 Jun 2021

    Read more
  • Hanwood Cycleway And Henderson Oval Officially Opened
    Hanwood Cycleway And Henderson Oval Officially Opened
    Thursday, 03 Jun 2021

    Griffith City Council officially opened two important projects on Monday, with the Hanwood Cycleway and the upgraded Henderson Oval Playspace both unveiled.

    Read more

May 2021

  • Winter Is Coming - Calling All Local Artists
    Winter Is Coming - Calling All Local Artists
    Monday, 31 May 2021

    Griffith Regional Art Gallery is calling for local artists and craft people to be part of Rethinking the Winter Solstice - their community art exhibition for 2021.

    Read more
  • Streetscapes Griffith To Go Out With A Bang!
    Streetscapes Griffith To Go Out With A Bang!
    Thursday, 27 May 2021

    Read more
  • Work At Westend Gets Underway
    Work At Westend Gets Underway
    Wednesday, 26 May 2021

    The redevelopment of Griffith’s Westend Oval has commenced, marking a significant milestone for the $26.5M project with Hines Constructions undertaking the work over the next 12 months.

    Read more
  • Be A Part Of Australia’s Liveability Census
    Be A Part Of Australia’s Liveability Census
    Tuesday, 25 May 2021

    Read more
  • Kooyoo Street Set To Be Transformed With High Streets Grant
    Kooyoo Street Set To Be Transformed With High Streets Grant
    Monday, 24 May 2021

    Griffith City Council has been successful in obtaining a $1M grant through the NSW State Government’s ‘Your High Street Grant Program’, which will partly fund Stage 1 of the Kooyoo Street redevelopment, from Banna Avenue through to Banna Lane.

    Read more
  • Hanwood Storm Water Pump Project Moves Ahead
    Hanwood Storm Water Pump Project Moves Ahead
    Monday, 24 May 2021

    A project providing flood relief to the Hanwood community is in the pipeline, with Minister for Police and Emergency Services David Elliott visiting the site on Friday, 21 May 2021.

    Read more
  • Griffith Mayor Welcomes Federal Budget
    Griffith Mayor Welcomes Federal Budget
    Thursday, 20 May 2021

    Read more
Griffith City Council Websites