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Council sponsors local events

It is good news for eleven local events after Council approved sponsorship to the value of $52,000 for Round One of its Special Event Sponsorship program for the 2022/23 year.

The recipients represent a range of events across the Clarence Valley, from Wooli’s Goanna Pulling Championships and Grafton’s Jacaranda Festival to Yamba’s Ocean Swim.
“We’re really proud of our event sponsorship program, as it is Council’s way to partner with Clarence Valley’s hard working event organisers, to put on exciting, vibrant and appealing events that attract visitors and boost the local economy,” Clarence Valley Mayor Ian Tiley said.
Council’s Special Event Sponsorship program has a total of $90,000 to distribute for 2022/23, and in the first round a total of $52,000 was awarded to eleven different groups. The expected return on investment is in the millions to the Clarence Valley economy.
The eleven events receiving sponsorship are:

  • Australian National Goanna Pulling Championships
  • Grafton Jacaranda Festival
  • Jacaranda Dragon Boat Races
  • Grafton December Weekend of Rowing
  • Yamba Ocean Swim
  • Grafton Carols by Candlelight
  • Glenreagh Timber Festival
  • Maclean Veteran Golfers Week of Golf
  • Grafton Dog Obedience Triple Trial
  • Maclean Women Golfers 2 Day Open
  • Yamba Rod Run