Thursday, 31 May 2018 16:22

WSROC welcomes commitment to West events

Rider prepares for jousting while crowd watches at Blacktown Medieval Fayre 2018 Rider prepares for jousting while crowd watches at Blacktown Medieval Fayre 2018 Blacktown City Council

Media release, 31 May, 2018

The Western Sydney Regional Organisation of Councils (WSROC) applauds the NSW Government’s decision to invest in a new landmark event for Western Sydney.

WSROC President Cr Stephen Bali said “WSROC, in partnership with the Western Sydney Business Chamber, have been advocating for greater state support of Western Sydney events for some time.

“We are extremely pleased to see this commitment from the Government. The potential for a new, regionally significant event for Western Sydney is enormous.

“Western Sydney has a number of outstanding home-grown events, some of which draw similar-sized crowds to Vivid on a per day basis[1]. This is a testament to the support Western Sydney residents show for local events,” he said.

“With the backing of the NSW Government, we hope more people from other areas of Sydney, NSW and Australia, will come and experience what the West has to offer,” said Cr Bali.

“A region-wide event opens up the opportunity to tap the potential of the Western Sydney region, while showcasing the unique identities of each of its cities,” said Cr Bali.

“It could be a wonderful platform to promote Western Sydney’s thriving creative industries, its natural landscapes, and its unparalleled connection to world culture and cuisine.

“We look forward to working in consultation with the NSW Government and local organisations to develop and deliver this concept,” said Cr Bali.

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Further information:

NSW Premier media release: A new major event for Western Sydney

https://www.nsw.gov.au/your-government/the-premier/media-releases-from-the-premier/a-new-major-event-for-western-sydney/

 

[1] In 2017 the Cabramatta Moon Festival drew 90,000 visitors on a single day, while the 2018 Blacktown Medieval Fayre drew 70,000 attendees. Parramatta Lanes Festival attracted over 100,000 over four days. Vivid Sydney draws approximately 100,000 per day over 23 days.

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