Four Peel Region events get Regional Events Scheme funding


The much-loved camel rides will return for the 2018 LiveLighter Pinjarra Festival. Picture: Josh Cowling Photography
The much-loved camel rides will return for the 2018 LiveLighter Pinjarra Festival. Picture: Josh Cowling Photography

FOUR events in the Peel Region will receive funding under the State Government’s 2018-19 Regional Events Scheme (RES), in an effort to support smaller regional events across WA.

Act-Belong-Commit Dwellingup 100, West Australian Pro Surf Series, King of the Cut and Pinjarra Festival were all successful applicants under the scheme.

Mandurah and Peel Tourism Organisation chief executive Karen Priest congratulated the event holders on the announcement.

“It’s fantastic to see event development in our region and I applaud the State Government and Tourism WA on the RES initiative,” Ms Priest said.

“Events play an important role in boosting tourism because they give people a time-specific reason to visit and help make the Peel Region a more attractive and vibrant destination.”

The successful funding bids follow the recent news Drakesbrook Fine Wines in Waroona will hold a Grapest 5k Run event later this year.

“We saw the successful Stretch Arts Festival on the weekend and there is plenty of buzz about Wearable Arts Mandurah coming up in June,” Ms Priest said.

“Our region’s events list is as diverse as it is long and includes everything from the iconic Mandurah Crab Fest to the Dwellingup Pumpkin Festival, Fairbridge Music Festival, Peel Pro Am Golf Tournament and the 2018 Australasian Police and Emergency Services Games.”

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