The Riverina is set to welcome more overnight visitors after receiving a grant to help with constructing an additional accommodation wing for the Brolga Hotel Motel in Coleambally.
The accommodation provider will almost double its capacity courtesy of the $145,738 contribution from the Regional Tourism Fund, which Destination NSW manages.
The new wing will incorporate two rooms that interconnect, which will be suitable for family accommodation, plus a room with fully accessible facilities - a first for Coleambally.
Brolga Hotel Motel owner Les DeMamiel said Coleambally "is a growing town and our existing accommodation is often fully booked out".
"So the new rooms will be a welcome addition and will bring more tourism dollars into the town," Mr DeMamiel said.
The Regional Tourism Fund is part of the NSW government's funding commitment of $43 million over four years and part of a strategy to boost tourism across the state to support local economies and jobs.
Nationals MLC Wes Fang was onsite for the start of construction on Monday and said the funding will go a long way in providing much needed accommodation for the town.
"Initiatives such as the redevelopment of the Brolga Hotel Motel are crucial to driving visitation to this beautiful region," Mr Fang said.
Minister for Jobs, Investment, Tourism and Western Sydney Stuart Ayres said the NSW government remains focused on supporting rural and regional communities like Coleambally, particularly during this difficult period of drought.