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Opening doors to our regional recovery


image from the 1000 Doors Art Installation

The Victorian Government is supercharging Ballarat’s recovery through support for key tourism projects designed to create jobs, boost visitation, and support a vibrant community.

Preparations are being finalised to open the 1000 Doors Art Installation in Ballarat, one of 54 priority projects worth nearly $10 million funded through the Victorian Government’s Regional Recovery Fund.

The interactive art installation is a labyrinth of doors, gateways, portraits and screens visitors will be able to walk through and experience in Ballarat’s cultural precinct on Armstrong Street South from 25 August until 3 October.

Created by Australian artists Christian Wagstaff and Keith Courtney, the installation has toured the Melbourne International Arts Festival, Brisbane Festival, Adelaide Fringe Festival, Auckland’s Aotea Square and Bendigo. In Ballarat the installation has come together thanks to a $100,000 investment from the Regional Recovery Fund.

Nationally acclaimed and local tourist attraction Sovereign Hill has also benefited from the fund after it received $500,000 to help promote its Winter Wonderlights campaign to encourage more Victorians to holiday at home.

The Regional Recovery Fund is designed to kickstart regional recovery by investing in locally identified projects that address each region’s unique and immediate socio-economic challenges, with a strong focus on creating jobs.

The Regional Recovery Fund builds on the Victorian Government’s almost $30 billion record investment across regional and rural Victoria since 2015.

Successful projects were identified based on their ability to provide an immediate economic response and assist with recovery efforts.

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