Burdekin Shire Council will spend more than $50,000 supporting local events in the next financial year, according to Mayor Bill Lowis.
“Council had put aside $32,000 for events funding and another $20,000 in in-kind support, which covers the cost of our employees setting up for events with bins, signage and the like,” he said.
“Our Community Development team also have budgeted $50,000 toward the establishment of the Community Hub which is based on the Burdekin Theatre, Burdekin Library Ayr and surrounds.
“Council is continuing to support tourism in the region by providing $8000 to the Burdekin Tourism Association and $15,000 toward the publication of the Bountiful Burdekin magazine.
“We have also put aside $16,000 to upgrade signage, advertise and participate in expos where we can sell the benefits of living in our shire to residents in Townsville.”
Cr Lowis said Council also had $12,000 in standing donations to community organisations and $7500 in sporting grants.