Sponsorship requests to the value of $74,000 have been approved by Clarence Valley Council to support events.
Director of Corporate and Governance, Laura Black, said, “This sponsorship will make a positive contribution to the local economy. COVID – 19 has had huge impacts on Clarence Valley events resulting in many cancellations.
“Some event organisers remain hopeful their events go ahead. Councillors have voted to authorise the general manager to make decisions on a case by case regarding sponsorship requests up to the value resolved at the July meeting,” Ms Black added.
Events have a positive impact on the Clarence Valley, attracting tourists who bring with them a vital injection into our economy. Now, more than ever it’s important that we support them. While uncertainty remains around events it is important the correct COVID safety measures are in place and NSW Government Orders are adhered to.
Since Council’s approval of the sponsorship a number of significant events have been cancelled, including the Jacaranda Festival and Wooli’s Australian Goanna Pulling Championships. The remaining events are scheduled for December or are activities which are permissible under public health orders such as fishing and golf tournaments.