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45 regional events to receive Eventscorp funding

45 regional events to receive Eventscorp funding
May 15, 2013

A diverse range of sporting, cultural, arts and culinary events have been named as recipients of the Western Australian Government's Regional Events Scheme (RES) funding.

Western Australian Tourism Minister Kim Hames said the Eventscorp Scheme, jointly funded by Royalties for Regions, recognised the important role that events played in regional tourism.

Dr Hames stated "regional events encourage visitors to the area, add vibrancy and provide valuable exposure for the region through media coverage.

"This year the scheme will once again fund popular events such as the Channel Seven Mandurah Crab Fest, Taste Great Southern, Boyup Brook Country Music Festival and the Dwellingup 100 MTB Classic.

"In addition, RES is supporting many events for the first time, such as the Western Australian PGA Golf Championship in Kalgoorlie-Boulder, Esperance Tennis Pro Tour, Kimberley Writer's Festival, Mingenew Rodeo, Nameless Jarndunmunha Festival in Tom Price and the Bunbury Aqua Spectacular.

"These regional events showcase our extraordinary State and the unique things that it has to offer visitors."

Western Australian Regional Development Minister Brendon Grylls said the Government had made a significant commitment to regional events with $40 million over four years from Royalties for Regions.

Minister Grylls added "regional events make a positive contribution to our State - they boost local economies, engage residents and help to promote the region.

"With support from Royalties for Regions, these new and established events play an important role in creating vibrant, thriving regional communities."

To view full list of successful recipients, or for more information on RES, visit www.tourism.wa.gov.au/Events/Pages/Regional_Events.aspx

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