Boggabri Drovers’ Campfire gets $10,000 funding
LOCAL member for Barwon Kevin Humphries today announced that Boggabri Drovers’ Campfire will receive NSW Government funding under the 2016 Regional Flagship Events Program, which aims to increase visitation to the fabulous festivals of regional NSW.
Mr Humphries said the program provides regional events with support for marketing and advertising.
“The Drovers’ Campfire event plays an important role in Boggabri’s economy, helping to attract people to our beautiful area and also showcasing what is unique about our region,” Mr Humphries said.
Mr Humphries said in 2015 over 2,200 people attended the event, which has grown considerably since being established in 2006.
“We look forward to welcoming even more visitors for the Drovers’ Campfire next year which is set to provide a memorable tourism experience and a reason for visitors to plan a return trip again soon,” he said.
Minister for Trade, Tourism and Major Events Stuart Ayres announced that 36 events and festivals across the State will receive funding from the 2016 Regional Flagship Events Program, which is administered by Destination NSW.
“Regional NSW welcomed more than 53 million international and domestic visitors who spent over $14 billion just last financial year,” Mr Ayres said.
“Positioning NSW as Australia’s number one tourism and events destination is one of the NSW Government’s key priorities and the Regional Flagship Events Program helps us to achieve this by creating additional exposure for our fantastic State.”
The Regional Flagship Events Program provides successful events with annual funding of either $10,000 or triennial funding of $20,000 per year for three years.
For further information on the Program visit www.destinationnsw.com.au/rfep.