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In today’s Ordinary Council Meeting, Whitsunday Regional Council agreed to waive eventapplication fees for three local events; Girundala School Holiday Program, WhitFunday and AirlieBeach Running Festival.
Mayor Jenny Whitney said the $3,680 in fees waived by Council today will help these localcommunity organisations run successful events and attract more tourists to the Whitsunday region.
“Council agreed to waive the $1,960 hire fee and $470 bond for the old PCYC hall in Bowen for the Girudala School Holiday Program being held from Monday 6th – Friday 17th April,” she said.
“Girudala Community Co-operative is a non-profit organisation that relies on the support from the local community that continues to provide a safe and healthy environment for children in thecommunity.
“Council also agreed to waive the event application fee of $625 to assist the Dingo Beach Progress Association in holding their WhitFunday on 7 June 2015.
“The Dingo Beach Progress Association Inc. in partnership with the Proserpine Lions Club,conduct WhitFunday on the Queen’s Birthday long weekend each year on the Dingo Beachforeshore.
“WhitFunday is a free family fun day which includes; market stalls, raffles, children’s beach races, sand sculpturing, and many other fun activities.
“Council will also waive the event application fee of $625 to assist the Whitsunday Runners ClubInc. in hosting their 2015 Cruise Whitsundays Airlie Beach Running Festival “in the heart of theWhitsundays” to be held 18-19th July 2015.
“The annual Airlie Beach Running Festival attracts 200-1000 competitors and supporters to Airlie Beach, with a proportion of the revenue raised from the event being donated to Eco Barge Clean Seas,” she said.
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