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Whitsunday Regional Council has today resolved to sponsor three major events including the Airlie Beach Festival of Music, Airlie Beach Airshow and the Proserpine Golf Club Open and Club Championships.
Deputy Mayor, Cr Andrew Willcox said events such as these bring a welcome atmosphere to the towns and a significant boost to tourism and our local economy.
“It is important Council supports major events as they are a catalyst for both inter and intra-state visitors to the Whitsundays,” Cr Willcox said.
Council is sponsoring the following events:
• Airlie Beach Festival of Music – 6 to 8 November 2015 - $5000 sponsorship and $5000 in-kind support• Airlie Beach Airshow – 26 and 27 September 2015 - $5000 sponsorship and $5000 in-kind support• Proserpine Golf Club Open and Club Championships during August 2015 - $500In addition, Council has also resolved to make the following donations to support other pursuits and projects in the region:• $1000 to help pay for the rides at the Bowen Rev Heads Car Show on 10 October 2015• $200 to the Bowen Horse & Pony Club Inc. to assist with water consumption costs for ground maintenance in preparation of the competition being held on 12 & 13 September 2015. • $500 to assist Matthew Di Prima to attend the Mackay State High School’s 2015 Rugby League Academy Tour of the United Kingdom
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