Lake Macquarie Council has announced more than $95,000 in sponsorship funding to different community events and initiatives around the Lake Macquarie area.

These events and organisations include:

  • the Fernleigh 15 ($17,500);
  • Hunter Track Classic ($5000);
  • Lake Macquarie Running Festival ($10,000);
  • Music in the Podium ($12,000);
  • the Lake Macquarie Philharmonic Orchestra ($5000);
  • the Lake Macquarie Festival of Surfing ($10,000);
  • Hunter Research Foundation ($6,250);
  • Swimming NSW’s 2017 Swimming NSW Country regional Championships ($5000);
  • the Hunter Elvis Festival ($10,000);
  • the 2017 Disabled World Water Ski Championships ($10,000); and
  • the Science and Engineering Challenge Lake Macquarie Discovery Day ($5000).

Lake Macquarie Mayor Jodie Harrison says this funding will prove to be a huge economic benefit to the local community.
“A lot of them are major events, and they bring a significant number of visitors to the local government area of Lake Macquarie,” says Harrison.
“There will certainly be economic benefits for the local community, there will be tourism benefits, there will be people coming into the area and that is certainly great for our local economy, which is good for the community.”

‘Elvis’ at the Hunter Elvis Festival in 2014


The Newcastle Herald