In a major boost for business and tourism in the Riverland, the Riverland Free WiFi initiative was launched in Waikerie last month, resulting in six of the Riverland’s major towns providing free WiFi in their main streets and on their waterfronts by Christmas.
It is believed that the “Riverland Free WiFi” initiative by all Councils across an entire tourism region is a first for any tourism region in South Australia and possibly Australia. This initiative demonstrates the renewal in Riverland business confidence and a new pride and push to increase visitors and growth in the Riverland economy. The arrival of free WiFi in Waikerie and Renmark will be followed by installations in Loxton, Morgan, Berri and Barmera.
The provision of free WiFi in Waikerie and Renmark will complement several exciting new developments that will attract visitors including the $4.6m redevelopment of Waikerie Hotel Motel, the development of a new $7.2m Waikerie Caravan Park on the award winning Waikerie riverfront, the $3.0m renovation of the Renmark Community Club and a $1.0m revitalization of the Renmark Town Centre.
Destination Riverland (DR) Chair, Joan Hall, said “I am delighted that the renewal in new and established local businesses can take advantage of free WiFi by enabling the visitors they will attract to communicate, plan and shop on-line.”
Ms Hall said she was pleased that free WiFi users will land on the recently launched Riverland tourism website which will highlight a range of exciting things to do in the region while spending “river time” in our proud main streets and our excellent riverfronts, thus encouraging them to stay longer.
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