What's most important to you?

Thank you to the community for the strong response to our Events Strategy surveys. We know events and festivals are important to our community. They are a way for us all to connect and feel a sense of belonging, and they attract visitors from far and wide to our Shire.

Through our community plans, you told us that events are important to our smaller townships as well.

Here at Council, we want to get better at how we can:

  • better support our existing events
  • explore ways to attract new events
  • get clearer on our role in events
  • find ways to reduce the red tape for those who run events
  • get clearer around our venues and their requirements
  • provide /source financial support for events

To help inform the Strategy, we invited our community to complete a survey tailored to their needs.

The three different surveys were:

  • Event Organisers, Suppliers and Supporters
  • Residents, visitors and ex-pats
  • Venue Operators

The surveys closed on Wednesday 13 December. Our Events Team will now combine your responses with further market research to prepare a draft Events Strategy. This is expected to be complete by May 2024 when community members will have an opportunity to comment on the draft document.




  • Survey for Event Organisers, Suppliers, Supporters

    Types of events, promotion, marketing, planning, budgeting for those working and contributing to events.

  • Survey for Residents, Visitors, Ex-Pats

    What makes you attend events? Which venues, types, and what would you like to see?

  • Survey for Venue Operators

    What do you host, for how many, what supports can Council offer?