House debates

Monday, 18 March 2024

Statements by Members

Australian Tourism Awards

6:04 pm

Photo of Brian MitchellBrian Mitchell (Lyons, Australian Labor Party) Share this | Hansard source

The Australian Tourism Awards were held over the weekend, and I was thrilled but not surprised to see tourism experiences and operators in Lyons so well represented amongst finalists and winners. First, congratulations to the BIG4 St Helens Holiday Park on being selected as a finalist in the Caravan and Holiday Parks category. Big congratulations also go to the Granary at Richmond Hill, taking out the bronze award in the Self-Contained Accommodation category. I know Fiona and Nick were thrilled to make the finals and to win the bronze, and I'd like to take this opportunity to thank them for the care and hard work they have put into that property since making the move to Tasmania about 14 years ago. Silver in the Excellence in Food Tourism category was awarded to the Truffle Farm, home of Australia's first black truffle, which you can find just outside Deloraine. Last but certainly not least: a big shout-out to Bangor Vineyard Shed at Dunalley, who took out the gold in the Tourism Wineries, Distilleries and Breweries category, a well contested field. Congratulations to Matt and Vanessa Dunbabin and their fantastic team at Bangor. These awards represent the gold standard of tourism in this country, and I'm very proud to have tourism experiences and operators from Lyons being recognised and celebrated in such a way.


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