State Govt reverses decision to cut Perth Convention Bureau funding

State Govt reverses decision to cut Perth Convention Bureau funding

THE State Government has reversed a proposal to cut Perth Convention Bureau (PCB) funding by up 30 per cent over the next three years.

Premier Colin Barnett said $3.15 million would be reinstated to the PCB events budget and the organisation would receive an extra $7.55 million.

PCB chairman Ian Laurance said the additional funds would allow PCB to meet the challenges to fill the new hotels and convention spaces in Perth.

“This increased importance on the value of tourism, and particularly the business events sector, will be critical for the state’s economy in future years,” Mr Laurance said.