COVID-19 Events and Sponsorship Changes

The Council is actively working with event organisers to reschedule all events.

The Council will also hold all applications for event sponsorship and community grants that recently closed and review assessment dates in two months' time.

Of the 19 events sponsored by the Council and scheduled through to June 2020, nine events have been cancelled, nine have been postponed and one is yet to advise Council of their plans.

Sponsorship for the events totals $158,124. Event organisers have all been contacted and 18 of them have advised that due to the planning required for events, the majority of Council event sponsorship funding has been expended.

Given the economic benefits of hosting events within the municipal area, and the number of attendees these attract, Council is keen to support these event organisers as soon as it is practical to do so again.

To that end, event organisers are advised that they do not have to return any event sponsorship funds.