City of Mandurah to discuss continuing Winter Wonderland event after success of first year


Tanya Bott and Sune Pretorious with Christian Pretorious at Mandurah’s Winter Wonderland event. Picture: Jon Hewson www.communitypix.com.au d472468
Tanya Bott and Sune Pretorious with Christian Pretorious at Mandurah’s Winter Wonderland event. Picture: Jon Hewson www.communitypix.com.au d472468

MORE than 11,000 tickets were sold to Mandurah’s Winter Wonderland earlier this year, with around $500,000 spent in the area by about 17,600 people.

City of Mandurah discussed the future of the event at its meeting this week and will consider a recommendation to continue it next year at its full council meeting on Tuesday, December 19.

A report to the council acknowledged the event’s success in attracting thousands of people to the foreshore.

The council had engaged Space Out to work with Mandurah Terrace businesses owners on business-driven solutions to increase activity and patronage during the partial Mandurah Terrace closure for road works linking Pinjarra Road and the new traffic bridge.

In August, the Winter Wonderland offered the first real ice skating experience complete with an 18m x 24m ice skating rink, food and drinks from local businesses, a cabin bar and free winter activities.

Councillors were told the City had made a significant investment to boost visitor numbers to Mandurah Terrace businesses during the quieter business months.

Patron and business owner surveys provided positive feedback and opportunities to build on the success of the event.

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