City of Perth approve $225,000 for Perth Fashion Festival 2019

Nat Fyfe on the Perth Fashion Festival catwalk last year
Nat Fyfe on the Perth Fashion Festival catwalk last year

PERTH Fashion Festival funding has been secured for another year.

The City of Perth commissioners voted unanimously to approve sponsorship of $225,000 to the Fashion Council of WA for the 2019 event.

The sponsorship includes $200,000 cash sponsorship and $25,000 in-kind sponsorship to support the venue hire of Forrest Place and banner hire fees.

Commissioner Gaye McMath said she believed support was warranted for another year.

“I feel the vibrancy and activity as reported by the Perth Fashion Festival has been well documented and received,” she said.

Last year, the City approved $200,000 funding and up to $30,000 of in-kind venue hire but warned Fashion Council WA not to assume the same level of support could be offered every year for the annual event.