NOT long now until the Australasian Police and Emergency Services Games hits town.
And one group of people happy about this are local business people.
Around 3000 participants are expected, along with families and friends and they will be staying locally, eating and drinking locally and taking in the sights.
When they go home, they could tell their friends about Mandurah and tourism numbers could rise.
“This is one reason why the City of Mandurah is so proactive about attracting new events and developing our own,’’ Mayor Rhys Williams said.
One business that will be benefiting is Cape Bouvard Brewing Company who won the rights to the licensed bar area .
“We have even brewed a special beer for the event,’’ chief beer officer Peter McAppion said.
“Bringing these events to Mandurah is great for local business and we will be hiring 20 local young people to work the event.’’
Another business that has scored some of the APES business is local audio visual gurus PSI Audio.
They were the team that installed the countdown clock on the eastern foreshore,
“Events are a big part of our business and we have worked on a number of Mandurah events including the Christmas pageant, New Year’s Eve and the Children’s Festival,’’ said PSI Audio’s Ryan Miller.
The APES games from October 28 to November 3.