Mayor Officially Opens Hawkesbury Visitor Information Centre

The newly renovated Hawkesbury Visitor Information Centre at Hawkesbury Valley Way, Richmond has been officially opened today by the Mayor of Hawkesbury, Councillor Barry Calvert.

“The $89,000 upgrade of the Hawkesbury Visitor Information Centre is a Council project, funded by Council in support of local tourism,” Mayor Calvert said.

“The renovations provide a new and improved visitor experience with increased retail space devoted to promoting the Hawkesbury region.

“We have local goods for sale at the Visitor Information Centre shop and they are just a sample to promote the many wonderful products available in the Hawkesbury,” he said.

“With the inaugural Aussie Artisan Week coming up on 17 August, it’s a great time to remember to support our local businesses and markets and buy fresh local produce and support locally-made products, many of which are on sale here at the Visitor Information Centre.

“Hawkesbury City Council and Destination NSW have also been working in partnership to launch a new marketing campaign to showcase this beautiful Hawkesbury region as an enticing travel destination, under the state-wide, inspirational Love NSW marketing campaign, which will build on the River’s Just the Beginning Campaign,” Mayor Calvert said.

“We’ve also been actively supporting our local tourism businesses with the Business Bounce Back Mentoring Program that Council launched in April.

“Around 22 tourism businesses are on the mentoring program and we’re receiving great feedback about it,” he said.

“2020 will be a year of continuing to build our community connections, as well as supporting our local businesses and tourism operators who have been so affected by bushfires, flood, drought and COVID-19. Your local support will make a difference, so come along to the Hawkesbury Visitor Information Centre and find out about all the great local tourism businesses you can visit and buy great local products.”

The event was attended by Ms Susan Templeman, Federal Member for Macquarie, John Miller OAM, representing Ms Robyn Preston, State Member for Hawkesbury, Councillor Emma-Jane Garrow, Councillor Sarah Richards, members of Council’s Tourism Working Group, various tourist operators, and community members.

The Hawkesbury Visitor Information Centre is now open under COVID-Safe guidelines Monday to Sunday from 9am to 4pm. Hawkesbury Visitor Information Centre staff are excited to welcome everyone back to the new space.

Connect with the Hawkesbury Visitor Information Centre www.facebook.com/hawkesburyvisitorinformationcentre

www.instagram.com/discoverthehawkesburyor website www.discoverthehawkesbury.com.au

Phone: 4560 4620 or email discover@hawkesbury.nsw.gov.au

Address: 1/328 Hawkesbury Valley Way, Richmond NSW 2753 – at Ham Common, opposite RAAF Base Richmond

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