WA regional events share in $1.15m funding

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Taste of the Kimberley is one of 65 events to receive a funding boost this year.

Ten new regional events are among the 65 events to share in $1.15 million funding from Tourism Western Australia’s annual Regional Events Scheme (RES).

The funding includes $250,000 reserved for the Regional Aboriginal Events Scheme (RAES), which supports events that showcase and celebrate Aboriginal activities or experiences.

This year’s events include the agritourism event Taste of the Kimberley and the RAES event Iwarra Wilungga – Spring by the Sea, which is a celebration of Aboriginal culture in the Mid-West.

Other events include the Great Southern Stage Run and the Northam Heritage and Multicultural Festival in the Wheatbelt.

“The WA Government, through Tourism WA and Royalties for Regions, is proud to support these 65 events across the State, which have been awarded funding through this round of the annual Regional Events Scheme,” said Tourism Minister Roger Cook.

“These events also play an important role in attracting visitors, stimulating local economies, and adding vibrancy to our dynamic regional communities.”