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The spotlight is well and truly shining on events as a valuable way to enrich our sense of place and create economic, social, cultural and environmental benefits. The Tweed is a dynamic and diverse community with many exciting festivals and special events held each year. Council wants to support, develop and attract events that are fitting to the character and aspirations of the region and in doing so, become one of Australia's most sought after locations of innovative, beneficial and integrated boutique events.

Events Strategy

Luminair Consulting (Luminair) was engaged in early 2015 to assist Council with the creation of a new multi-year Events Strategy, in accordance with Direction 37 of the Tweed Shire Economic Development Strategy. The Tweed Shire Events Strategy 2016-2020 (adopted at Council's meeting 18 February 2016) aims to provide a framework to assist the community and Council to develop and support festivals and events in the Tweed. The strategy supports existing events, encourages development and sets the framework for attracting desirable events for strategic benefit.

Tweed Shire Events Strategy 2016-2020 (2.37mB PDF)

Events Sponsorship Policy

The Events Sponsorship Policy provides a framework for Council to offer financial assistance to event organisers to develop, host and grow festivals and events in the Tweed Shire in accordance with the actions outlined in the Tweed Shire Events Strategy 2016-2020, adopted by Council on 18 February 2016.

As Council undergoes a period of transition in relation to its event processes there will be ongoing changes to the Policy, with any recommended Policy changes being submitted to Council.

Events Sponsorship Applications 2018-2019

Applications for the 2018-2019 funding round for event organisers seeking financial assistance to develop, host and grow festivals and events of significance in the Tweed Shire has closed.

Eligible applications will be presented to Councillors at a Councillor Workshop in June 2018 for discussion and consideration. The outcome of the Workshop will be documented in a report to the Council meeting of 19 July 2018.

The 2019-2020 funding round will open on Wednesday 1 May 2019.

Event Workshops

Events Workshops are an initiative of the Events Strategy 2016-2020 and will be held quarterly. They aim to deliver professional development training for community event organisers in the Tweed Shire and are free to attend. All workshops are advertised in the Tweed Link. The Workshops are an opportunity to find out about how Council can assist you with your event and feature guest speakers and practical sessions on how to organise different aspects of your event. It is also a great opportunity to meet and network with other event organisers in the Tweed.

Next Events Workshop

Date: 10 April 2019

Time: 4.30-6.00pm

Venue: Canvas & Kettle Meeting Room, Murwillumbah


· Getting started on Social Media – How to create an event page on Facebook.

· Learn how to encourage environmental responsibility at your event by going plastic free.

· What makes you eligible for Council’s 2019/2020 Events Sponsorship Funding.

· Networking opportunities.

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Tweed Shire Events Strategy 2016-2020 (2.37mB PDF)

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