Gunnedah Shire Council will hold a ‘harvest feast’ on the banks of the Namoi River with a $17,000 grant under Round 3 of the Coalition Government’s highly successful Building Better Regions Fund.
Member for Parkes Mark Coulton has congratulated Council, and said the event will showcase Gunnedah’s regional produce.
“The Gunnedah Hay and Harvest Festival will be held on the Namoi River in March 2020,” Mr Coulton said.
“This will be a great celebration of community and regional produce, and I have no doubt both Gunnedah locals and visitors to the area will be excited to find out what this event is all about.
“It is projects such as this that make our regional communities even better places to live, work and raise a family and I’m excited to see the great difference this event will make to the community.”
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development Michael McCormack said the Liberal and Nationals Government is committed to ensuring Australia’s regions remain strong, resilient and prosperous in the long term.
“We are supporting our regions through investing in important local infrastructure, as well as great community-building and planning initiatives under the Building Better Regions Fund and other Government priorities such as the Regional Growth Fund and our decentralisation agenda,” Mr McCormack said.
“We have seen fantastic outcomes from the first two rounds, and today’s announcement continues our commitment to unlocking the economic potential of regional Australia and ensuring our regions continue to thrive.”
Mayor of Gunnedah Shire Council, Jamie Chaffey, welcomed the grant announcement.
“Thank you to the Federal Government for supporting the inaugural Gunnedah Hay and Harvest Festival,” Cr Chaffey said.
“This festival will be a celebration of our shire and a chance to showcase our local growers and producers. This event will provide a boost to our local economy, while demonstrating what the region has to offer.”
Photo Caption (L-R): Member for Parkes Mark Coulton, Gunnedah Shire Council Mayor Jamie Chaffey, and Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development Michael McCormack.