Deputy Premier and Member for Bathurst Paul Toole today announced $287,582 from the NSW Government’s $25 million Reconnecting Regional NSW - Community Events Program for Bathurst community events.
Mr Toole said Bathurst Regional Council was successful in securing funding for four community events in Bathurst. These events will appeal to a variety of different members of the community as the events all have a different approach and theme. Events will include off-track experience Circuit to City and a free concert in Machattie Park ahead of the Supercheap Auto Bathurst International, Inland Sea of Sound festival and New Year’s Eve Party in the Park.
Paul Toole said the Community Events Program will support the state’s events and hospitality sectors while bolstering economic recovery.
“People have been disconnected from family and friends but now they’re getting out and about again, we want to see communities thriving and businesses benefitting from more local activities, events and opportunities in the regions,” Mr Toole said.
“The NSW Nationals in Government are backing events that bring local communities together and this funding will help contribute to a sense of improved wellbeing and connectedness in 2022 and beyond.”
Bathurst Mayor Robert Taylor said the program of events will be very valuable to the community both economically and socially.
“These events will provide our residents with an opportunity to reconnect as well as give the businesses and entertainment industry a boost,” Mr Taylor said.
“We have some exciting events coming up very soon, such as the Bathurst International in November plus many more events to be finalised and promoted soon.” said Mayor Taylor.
The $25 million Reconnecting Regional NSW - Community Events Program is part of the $200 million Regional Recovery Package, designed to support economic and social recovery across regional NSW that will create new jobs and support community events, shows and festivals to boost tourism.