Successful events continue in 2017

Council’s Major Events Sponsorship Scheme will continue to create a vibrant events calendar through this financial year, continuing two much-loved events.

The well attended Nickol Bay Speedway Sprintcar Stampede will receive $20,000, as will the Billfish Shootout run by the Nickol Bay Sportfishing club. Both events have been supported for ongoing funding in future years.

Councillors focused on locally run, not for profit events for this funding round, with officers to provide recommendations for expending the balance of the funding pool this financial year.

City of Karratha Mayor Peter Long said the local events calendar continued to go from strength to strength with a mix of City run and City supported events.

“The Major Events Sponsorship Scheme has been a great way to help support locals to create and grow new events as well as attracting external events to town,” Cr Long said.

“We have had some great successes and some events that have not proved sustainable which leaves us with some funding leftover to try new events,” he said.

“Our mix of internally and externally run events is creating a very diverse calendar with something for everyone in our community.”

The Red Dog Relay and City to Surf Events are still pending a funding decision, which will be determined as part of officers strategic review of the remaining funds.

Organisations, businesses or individuals who have plans for new events in Karratha can find out more about the Major Events Sponsorship Scheme by contacting the City of Karratha Events team on (08) 9185 2666.