QuestionsOnNotice

Questions on Notice No 5930
Answered
Assembly
59 Parliament First Session
Question
Asked: 6 May 2021

Question on Notice

Ms McLeish to ask the Minister for Tourism, Sport and Major Events — With reference to the first, second and third rounds of the 2020–21 Regional Travel Voucher Scheme issued in 2020–21, were any of the vouchers set aside for people who do not have access to online services.

Answer
Answered: 18 June 2021
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The Regional Travel Voucher Scheme has been designed to be equitable and efficient for all Victorians.

 

The operational requirements of delivering a high-volume program comprising 200,000 vouchers necessitated that it be delivered online to ensure it could provide quick and immediate stimulus for tourism businesses that were severely impacted by the pandemic.

 

The Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions has, and continues to offer, ad hoc support to offline applicants through the Business Victoria hotline and the manual verification and uploading of documents required for redemption of the vouchers.

 

The Victorian Government is currently considering options for a further round of the travel voucher scheme, including the delivery of offline vouchers.

 

 

 

THE HON MARTIN PAKULA MP

Minister for Tourism, Sport and Major Events

 

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