Local Tourism SATC Grant Winners

More than 37 local business will share in $17m grant money from SATC to invest in new builds, renovations and visitor experiences. See the list of winners.

South Australian Tourism Commission Awards $17m in Grants

37 tourism and hospitality businesses across the Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu Peninsula and Kangaroo Island have shared in nearly $17 million of grants across the state, receiving more than $7.6 million amongst them.

Funds will be spent across small and large scale projects that include new builds, renovations to existing sites, and new visitor experiences. It is anticipated that state-wide, the works will have created 1,400 jobs in South Australia across construction and tourism.

“Projects like this one have unlocked $71.6 million worth of new and improved tourism infrastructure – supporting operators across the state. It means SA will be ready to jump out of the blocks when interstate tourism returns stronger next year.”

Rodney Harrex, Chief Executive, South Australian Tourism Commission.

Here is the full list of recipients and a brief overview of how the grant money will be spent.

RegionProjectGrant Total Value
Adelaide HillsBeerenberg
New visitor centre and experiences 
$500,000 $4,200,000
Adelaide HillsLongview Vineyard
Six new accommodation suites
$225,000 $750,000
Adelaide HillsSidewood Restaurant & Cellar Door
Expansion, tasting space, coffee shop and provedore
$246,000 $823,246
Adelaide Hills Ambleside Distillers 
Expansion of existing distillery door and tasting bar
$260,152 $867,174
Adelaide Hills Oakwood Retreat
Renovate and refurbish to create boutique accommodation
$39,000 $130,000
Adelaide Hills                Private Farm Escapes & Retro Dream Cars
Development of a new tiny home and facility to showcase vehicles
$140,400 $468,000
Adelaide HillsUdder Delights & Grunthal Brew
New cellar door, concept store and eatery 
$273,972 $913,240
Adelaide HillsRandells Mill
Construction of self-contained apartment 
$41,886 $139,621
Adelaide HillsUnion Bridge
Development of 1920’s style whisky distillery, brewery and cellar door
$278,019 $926,731
Adelaide HillsNepenthe Wines 
Redevelopment of the Nepenthe cellar door
$463,291 $1,544,304
Adelaide HillsAberdeen Lane
Development of eight new accommodation rooms
$246,106 $820,354
Adelaide HillsPavilions at Lenswood
Construction of four new luxury accommodation pavilions 
$400,000 $1,381,399
Fleurieu PeninsulaOliver’s Taranga Vineyards 
Cellar door and wine education hub.
$316,534 $1,055,112
Fleurieu PeninsulaThe Vineyard Retreat
Renovation and upgrade of accommodation
$27,000 $90,945
Fleurieu PeninsulaVH Holiday & Cabin Park
Installation of  new cabins, ensuites and a new waterpark
$293,665 $978,886
Fleurieu PeninsulaAdelaide Biplanes 
Upgrades of two planes and paintwork on company vehicle
$28,517 $95,057
Fleurieu PeninsulaHastwell & Lightfoot
Upgrade of an existing cellar door
$47,181 $157,272
Fleurieu PeninsulaHaselgrove Wines
Development of a new rooftop cellar door and interactive wine experiences
$341,910 $1,139,700
Fleurieu PeninsulaStar of Greece
Expansion and improvements to the kiosk, kitchen and toilet facilities
$280,692 $935,640
Fleurieu PeninsulaHotel Elliot
Major development of a new function centre called ‘The Hub’
$500,000 $1,732,000
Fleurieu PeninsulaDiscovery Parks Goolwa
Development of new accommodation and facilities
$500,000 $11,371,726
Fleurieu PeninsulaNRMA VH Beachfront Holiday Park
Development of 6 beachfront ‘safari’ tents with ensuites and social area 
$195,170 $650,567
Fleurieu PeninsulaLady Bay Hotel 
Refurbishment  and re-establishment of conference facilities
$169,403 $564,678
Fleurieu PeninsulaPaxton Wines
Refurbishment and upgrade of cellar door 
$27,617 $92,057
Fleurieu PeninsulaSoftfoot Farm Victor Harbor
Construction of three tourist accommodation units 
$189,244 $630,814
Fleurieu PeninsulaHome of Plenty
Development of an old woodshed into a new cellar door
$126,778 $422,596
Kangaroo IslandCactus Kangaroo Island
Relocation and refurbishment of café and new cooking school experience
$37,678 $125,593
Kangaroo IslandKangaroo Island Seaview Motel
Renovation and refurbishment
$82,563 $275,210
Kangaroo IslandOyster Farm Shop
Expansion of existing facility’s infrastructure 
$36,000 $120,000
Kangaroo IslandKangaroo Island Distillery
Overhaul and upgrade of facility
$500,000 $3,000,032
Kangaroo IslandEmu Bay Fishing Charters
Transformation of an existing shed into accommodation
$33,377 $111,259
Kangaroo IslandKangaroo Island Marine Adventures
Upgrade vessel  and new tours 
$30,034 $100,115
Kangaroo IslandSeafront Holiday Park
Additional accommodation
Kangaroo IslandAllure Beach Retreat
Installation of new viewing platforms and upgrades  of current property
$25,909 $86,364
Kangaroo IslandOcean Yakka 
Development of new eco lodge accommodation and eco experiences
$219,573 $731,911
Kangaroo IslandGastronomo
Purchase of a purpose-built mobile kitchen to optimise food service 
$49,781 $165,939
Kangaroo IslandCove Landing Marina Apartments
Construction of three new apartments and conference facilities
$263,939 $879,800

Visit the SATC website to view the media release and further details.