Kryal Castle receives $200,000 state funding boost

KRYAL Castle’s revamp has received a $200,000 state government boost.

Western Victoria MLC Simon Ramsay yesterday announced money would be provided through the $10 million Victorian Business Flood Recovery Fund, which was set up to drive investment and jobs growth in flood-affected regional areas.

“Our funding will contribute to the main themed exit retail building, fit-out, displays and adjoining and adjacent landscaping,” Mr Ramsay said.

“This project is the biggest private investment program within the Moorabool Shire Council for many years and will deliver significant economic outcomes to the region.”

Castle Tourism and Entertainment Pty Ltd is currently undertaking a $6 million redevelopment at the Warrenheip site, creating at least 30 new jobs.

It will re-establish the medieval-themed castle as a major tourism drawcard, hosting functions, weddings and special events.

Castle Tourism and Entertainment Pty Ltd spokesperson Erin Joyce said the castle was set for an opening early next year.

She said the Abbey Tavern, Castle Cabaret and The Chapel were all completed, while the Knights of the Round Table and Throne Room was only days away from being ready.

The Castle Suites are also open for accommodation.

“There are 12 other attractions being developed, several of which have special effects,” Ms Joyce said.

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