Council seeks feedback on future events strategy

January 11, 2018 by  

After extensive consultation with community members from Brookvale and throughout the Northern Beaches Council area, a strategy for the staging of events has been released for further feedback.

The draft strategy, according to Mayor Michael Regan, has been devised in an attempt to help support, develop and attract a broad range of exciting events to Sydney’s pristine Northern Beaches region.

Mayor Regan said the area has a great history when it comes to hosting spectacular events, explaining:

“Manly played host to the first known body surfing contest in 1908 and the first World Surfboard Riding Championships in 1964.”

Today, poster printing advertises hundreds of events held between Palm Beach and Manly annually.

According to the Mayor, over 500,000 people are entertained by a wide array of exhibitions, shows, music and festivals each year.

Mayor Regan said the Council has identified a real enthusiasm to add more events to the calendars by local organisations, businesses and members of the community, which has fuelled the need for a strategy. He went on to say:

“They want events that showcase local talent, create new experiences in non-traditional locations and promote the Northern Beaches as a destination of choice.”

In addition, he said, the community wants events that will help boost employment, be sustainable and be easily accessible through the creation of improved transport options, all of which have been addressed in the draft Events Strategy.

Submissions close on Sunday, February 11.