Legislative Council: Thursday, July 07, 2022


Barossa Contemporary Festival

In reply to the Hon. J.S. LEE (31 May 2022).

The Hon. C.M. SCRIVEN (Minister for Primary Industries and Regional Development, Minister for Forest Industries): The Minister for Tourism has advised:

The South Australian government made a tough decision to withdraw its sponsorship for the Barossa Contemporary. The South Australian Tourism Commission and the South Australian government were not the only sponsors for the event. Details of financial arrangements for the Barossa Contemporary and other sponsored events are commercial-in-confidence and subject to contractual confidentiality restrictions and cannot be disclosed.

The South Australian government remains committed to major and regional events that resonate with their communities and provide an economic and tourism boost. This is evidenced by the government’s commitment of an additional $40 million over the next four years towards major events across South Australia.

As the Minister for Regional Development, I will always advocate for additional funding for regional events across our state.