Blue Mountains News

Penrith’s Real Festival to Benefit from NSW Government Funding

Source: Stuart Ayres MP, Member for Penrith
Archived 21 Apr 2018 - Posted: 22 Feb 2018
Stuart Ayres MP, Member for Penrith and Penrith Council Deputy Mayor, Tricia Hitchen
Stuart Ayres MP, Member for Penrith joined Penrith Council Deputy Mayor, Tricia Hitchen to announce that Penrith’s Real Festival will benefit from NSW Government funding under the 2018 Flagship Event Fund, aimed at attracting more visitors to experience regional NSW.

Stuart Ayres said the Fund, managed by the State’s tourism and major events agency, Destination NSW, provides grants to support marketing activities that drive overnight visitation.

“I am delighted that Penrith City Council will receive $20,000 under the 2018 Flagship Event Fund for the Real Festival to be held in November this year,” said Stuart Ayres

“We look forward to welcoming many more visitors to Penrith as a result of this exciting event, helping to further position our region as a must-see destination in NSW.”

Clr Hitchen said Penrith City Council thanks the Member for Penrith Stuart Ayres for this grant. The Real Festival is Penrith’s flagship event and attracts over 22,000 visitors to our city. This grant will help us ensure that this year’s Real Festival will be bigger and better than ever.

Minister for Tourism and Major Events Adam Marshall said Penrith’s Real Festival was one of 35 events and festivals across regional NSW that will receive grants through the 2018 Flagship Event Fund.

“The 2018 Flagship Event Program features events that reflect the unique character, culture and attributes of their local community,” Mr Marshall said.

“We know that support for events helps to promote our State’s fantastic destinations while putting more heads on beds, diners in our restaurants and shoppers in our boutiques. I look forward to welcoming more visitors to our regions next year for this fantastic event program.”

The Flagship Event Fund offers annual grants of $20,000 or a triennial grant of $27,500 each year for three years and is part of the expanded Regional Flagship Events Program.

 
Lemon Tree Cottage Lemon Tree Cottage Lemon Tree Cottage The Pearl of Leura

Recent News

Partnership Program Means Zero Food Waste for Leura
Partnership Program Means Zero Food Waste for Leura
A new initiative ‘Zero Waste Leura’ was launched at Leura Garage on 25...
Volunteers Honoured at Annual Bushcare Awards
Volunteers Honoured at Annual Bushcare Awards
Community enthusiasm for environmental conservation has grown this year,...
Total Fire Ban declared in Lithgow & Oberon, 30 November 2020
Total Fire Ban declared in Lithgow & Oberon, 30 November 2020
A Total Fire Ban has been declared for the Central Ranges, Northern Slopes,...
103 Years is something to Celebrate!
103 Years is something to Celebrate!
Lithgow Mayor, Ray Thompson had the privilege of wishing Dulcie Kearns...
Stuart Ayres Congratulates Local Winner Of 2020 Excellence In Nursing And Midwifery Awards
Stuart Ayres Congratulates Local Winner Of 2020 Excellence In Nursing And Midwifery Awards
Stuart Ayres MP, Member for Penrith today congratulated Cindy Partridg...

What's New

Santa Delivered Goodies 4 Kids & Adults
Santa Delivered Goodies 4 Kids & Adults
Blue Mountains Limousines & Vintage Cadillacs Hampers crammed with Blue Mountains-made delicacies to children or adults at any address in the local region.
Jenolan Caves have reopened some caves
Jenolan Caves have reopened some caves
Jenolan Caves Exclusive weekend accommodation or Chisolm's dining cave experiences available now.
The ATO's cyber security checklist +++
The ATO's cyber security checklist +++
Trumans Chartered Accountants Trumans November Newsletter now available. What does the “full expensing” write-off deduction mean for business?
Romantic Feel of a Bygone Era
Romantic Feel of a Bygone Era
Sunset Cottages Features include large fire pit, spa baths, BBQ, air-conditioning, cooking facilities.
School Holidays Fast approaching!
School Holidays Fast approaching!
Federation Gardens and Possums Hideaway Family friendly, fully self contained cottages on offer
Also in this Section

Have You Visited

Announcement
Limited Weekend Escapes RemainingLooking for a weekend escape to relax & unwind?View Seclusions »