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Council moves to make event planning easier

THE council has moved to make planning an event in the region easier for organisers with the Fraser Coast Events Strategy 2014-2020 adopted on Wednesday.

The decision means that council has a simple and consistent framework with which to assess events and work out what support is provided.

Events will be sorted into four categories based on their size and benefits to the community.

The strategy also provides those looking to stage an event with a business plan template.

The template will help those without an intimate knowledge of government to provide council with only the required information which is expected to make for a quicker assessment of the planned event.

Events portfolio councillor Darren Everard said the document was a big step forward for the council.

He said it came after discussions with bigger councils to ensure the Fraser Coast had the best events model.

"The strategy will help council decide which events it should target to grow, which new events it should target to attract here as well as provide groups staging events with tools to benchmark their event against others to realise their potential," Cr Everard said.

The final four

  • Major regional event (2000-5000 visitors or 200-500 competitors)
  • Regional Event (1000-2000 visitors or 100-200 competitors)
  • Signature event (500+ visitors or 500 competitors)
  • Community Event (up to 1000 visitors or up to 100 local competitors)

Topics:  events, fraser coast regional council




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