Legislative Council: Tuesday, September 06, 2022


Leisure Events Bid Fund

78 The Hon. J.S. LEE (Deputy Leader of the Opposition) ().6 July 2022). Can the Minister for Tourism advise—How many events or projects will receive funding through the Leisure Events Bid Fund in 2022-23, 2023-24, 2024-25, and 2025-26 respectively?

The Hon. C.M. SCRIVEN (Minister for Primary Industries and Regional Development, Minister for Forest Industries): The Minister for Tourism has advised:

The state government committed an additional $40 million over four years from 2022-23 to 2025-26 through the Major Events Fund. The purpose of this funding is for developing new home-grown events, growing our existing owned and managed events, and securing major national and international business events.

In 2022-23, twenty-four events will receive funding from the Leisure Events Bid Fund, eleven events will receive funding in 2023-24 and four events will receive funding in 2024-25.