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Funding boost for events to be debated by councillors

BOOSTING its $99,500 spend on events organisation and promotion is expected to be a key topic of debate for Gladstone Regional Council on Tuesday.

The council will discuss a proposal to double events funding over two years.

The councillors will consider a proposal to increase funding for events by $75,000 in 2014-2015 and in 2015-2016 at today's meeting.

The funds would be allocated to organisers and promoters or major events such as the Gladstone Festivals and Events which oversees this week's Gladstone Harbour Festival.

The current budget is $99,500.

The move is part of a push by the recently formed Major Events Advisory Panel to prioritise new major events in the region and follows meetings between councillors, Gladstone Festivals and Events, Gladstone Regional Council and GAPDL representatives in March as part of an events working group.

The terms of reference for the advisory panel are expected to be finalised at the meeting.

Councillors will also discuss a proposal to invite expressions of interest from event managers for council events EcoFest, to be held in June, SUNfest and the Australia Day Family Fun Day, to be held in January 2015.

Four residential development applications are also planned for discussion and recommended for councillors' approval.

These include:

  • 1 Willow St, New Auckland
  • 20 Fitzroy Avenue, Clinton
  • 23 Fitzroy Avenue, Clinton
  • 24 Fitzroy Avenue, Clinton

An application to stage a rural subdivision at 455 Awoonga Dam Rd, Benaraby is recommended for preliminary approval subject to conditions.

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