CBD to be revitalised with top programme of summer events

October 17, 2017 by  

The Bunbury CBD is set to host a summer of high-quality events to help bring diversity and vibrancy into the central business area.

Banner printing will identify each of the events that have been organised to make up the CBD Summer Events Programme as they happen.

Featured events will kick off with the Artisan Fayre to be staged by Whatson Events SW on December 2, followed on January 28 by the Geographe Wine Association’s Geographe Summer Wine Festival and on March 31 by Mizhap Productions Bunbury Food and Wine Festival.

The City of Bunbury has put in $4,000 for each event and will provide in-kind support for waste services and road closures.

The rollout of the CBD Summer Series comes after a successful trial held last year that featured the inaugural Artisan Fayre, parkour competition and Fringe Festival Street Party, which all drew big crowds.

Isabell Evans, Tourism, Events and Promotion Manager, said the aim of staging the summer events was to attract people into the city’s CBD so they are able to discover the vast array of shops, services and unique experiences on offer.

She said the City Council was keen to participate in reinvigorating the central business area and staging the summer series provided an ideal way to promote the CBD.

“The idea is that the City facilitates and the community runs the events, which ensures the whole community gets to play a part in revitalising the CBD.”