Festivals can celebrate funding

York Motorcycle Festival.
York Motorcycle Festival.

The three events next year to receive funding include the Avon Valley Vintage Festival held in Northam from April 19 to 21, the York Motorcycle Festival on April 20, and the Toodyay Moondyne Festival on May 5.

Tourism Minister Kim Hames said the Eventscorp scheme, jointly funded by Royalties for Regions, recognised the important role that events played in regional tourism.

‘Regional events encourage visitors to the area, add vibrancy and provide valuable exposure for the region through media coverage,’ Dr Hames said. ‘These regional events showcase our extraordinary State and the unique things that it has to offer visitors.’

Regional Development Minister Brendon Grylls said the State Government had made a significant commitment to regional events, with $40 |million contributed over four years from Royalties for Regions.

‘Regional events make a positive contribution to our State,’ Mr Grylls said. ‘They boost local economies, engage residents and help to promote the region.

‘With support from Royalties for Regions, these new and established events play an important role in creating vibrant, thriving regional communities.’