Coffs’ Reputation as an Events Destination
A new Draft
Events Strategy designed to cement Coffs Harbour’s status as one of Australia’s
premier event-friendly cities is going out for public comment from Wednesday
April 20, 2016.
Coffs Harbour won a globally-acclaimed International Festivals and Events
Association (IFEA) World Festival and Event City Award, gaining recognition
alongside major cities around the world.
was fantastic recognition for the amazing work the community achieves by working
together to attract and successfully run a huge range of major events and
community festivals,” said Coffs Harbour Mayor Councillor Denise Knight.
partnership we have with the business - and wider – community, as well as our
event partners has been critical to the success of the events we regularly
host. This new strategy aims to build on that partnership to reinforce Coffs
Harbour’s well-deserved reputation as the Mid North Coast’s regional event
hosts a widely diverse calendar of events. These range from the Kennards Hire
Rally Australia plus major cricket, NRL, AFL, rugby, Touch, Oztag, running,
swim and soccer tournaments, to the annual Buskers Festival, Woolgoolga
Curryfest and the Multicultural Harmony Day Festival.
calculated that events like these alone pump around $30million annually into
the local economy.
Coffs Harbour Events Strategy 2020 aims to:
Attract, grow and retain events in Coffs Harbour.
Generate economic, social and community benefits.
Provide expertise, frameworks and support for
others to run successful events.
To reach that
goal, five strategic focus areas have been identified:
Coffs Coast brand and marketing.
Align Council strategies.
Coffs Harbour Events Strategy 2020 will be on exhibition for 28 days from
Wednesday, April 20 2016, until Tuesday, May 17 2016.
Submissions to the Draft Coffs
Harbour Event Strategy 2020 are to be addressed to:
The General Manager,
Coffs Harbour 2450
For enquiries please contact
Daniel Heather 02 6648 4950 during normal office hours.
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