Mark Coure – Minister of Multiculturalism, Minister of Seniors
Wendy Tuckerman – Minister of Local Government
Monday, November 7, 2022
to host major multicultural events and festivals in partnership with the NSW Government.
Multiculturalism Minister Mark Coure said each partnership with the councils will help make their events bigger tourist attractions and engines of the local economy.
“Having 21 different multicultural events hosted by 15 councils across the six city regions of the state is a testament to NSW’s rich cultural and religious diversity,” Mr Coure said.
“This funding will help each of these councils take their events and festivals to the next level.”
|Blacktown City Council
Campbelltown City Council
City of Canterbury-Bankstown
Cumberland City Council
Georges River Board
Western Interior Council
Macquarie Lake Town Council
Liverpool City Council
|Maitland Town Council
City of Newcastle
Port Stephens Council
Shellharbour Town Council
Willoughby Town Council
Wollongong City Council
Local Government Minister Wendy Tuckerman said the partnerships will be a real win for residents and visitors to local communities.
“Local councils are the level of government closest to the community, so the NSW government working directly with councils in our six towns will ensure these celebrations directly benefit their communities,” Ms Tuckerman said.
“By partnering with councils, we’re boosting local cultural celebrations led by local leaders, helping to accommodate larger crowds so tourists can experience all that their city has to offer.”
The six-city regions include Lower Hunter and Greater Newcastle City, Central Coast City, Illawarra-Shoalhaven City, Western Parkland City, Central River City and Eastern Harbor City.
Successful councils can use the funding for festivals in 2023 and 2024. All successful councils will partner with the NSW Government and co-fund the staging of events. For more information, visit www.multicultural.nsw.gov.au
MEDIA: Scott Hoder | Minister Couré | 0455 094 282
Damien Bolté | Minister Tuckerman | 0498 359 624
Funding recipients include:
|Liverpool City Council||African Cultural Festival of the Fatherland Pacific Summer Primavera Latin American Festival||$800,000|
|Cumberland City Council||Lunar New Year Ramadan Street Food Festival Diwali||$700,000|
|Willoughby Town Council||Lunar New Year Gay-mariagal Festival Emerge Festival||$980,000|
|Strathfield Council||Strathfield Festival||$468,000|
|Western Interior Council||Culture X Ashfield||$137,454.80|
|City of Canterbury Bankstown||Nights of Ramadan Lakemba||$1,000,000|
|Wollongong City Council||DancePlant Festival||$625,000|
|Port Stephens Council||Winter heat Terrasse Raymond||$100,000|
|Shellharbour Town Council||Cultural Treasures – Enchanted Forest||$400,000|
|Blacktown City Council||The flavors of Blacktown||$500,000|
|City of Newcastle||New Annual||$400,000|
|Georges River Board||The Festival of Good Taste with the Lunar New Year||$240,000|
|Maitland Town Council||Maitland Riverlights Multicultural Festival||$650,000|
|Campbelltown City Council||Campbelltown Ramadan Night Markets||$600,000|
|Macquarie Lake Town Council||Live Smart Festival Weekend||$400,000|