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Wind on Water Festival to WoW this weekend

• New Wind on Water Festival takes place this weekend 21-22 April 2018
• Festival will be a major tourism drawcard for Greater Geraldton
• The Coalition Government invested $80,000 through the Building Better Regions

The Wind on Water Festival is set to WoW attendees this weekend in Geraldton WA, with a range of events to be held over two days.

Minister for Regional Development, Territories and Local Government John McVeigh said the Building Better Regions Fund is part of the Coalition Government’s commitment to creating jobs, driving economic growth and building stronger communities across rural, regional and remote Australia.

“The Coalition Government is committed to investing in regional tourism, and projects such as the WoW Festival will help to ensure regional Australia continues to thrive,” Dr McVeigh said.

“The Festival will attract thousands of visitors to the region spending their hard earned dollars across Geraldton which is a major boost for local business and the regional economy.”

Federal Member for Durack Melissa Price, who opened the event, said the Wind on Water Festival is a significant tourism drawcard for the region.

“The Wind and Water Festival will provide yet another opportunity to showcase our beautiful region, with the festival expected to attract 14,000 people over the weekend,” Ms Price said.

“Attendees will enjoy multiple events over the weekend including a concert by renowned artists The Veronicas and Fremantle band San Cisco, performances from local artists, kite flying workshops, extreme water sports shows, fireworks and a kids zone.

“The festival will provide a great economic boost for local Geraldton businesses and will showcase the beauty and attractions that Geraldton has to offer.” 

This Coalition Government invested $80,000 through the through the wildly successful Building Better Regions Fund and the City of Greater Geraldton $109,080. The City of Greater Geraldton provided an in-kind contribution of $50,000, the Geraldton Regional Art Gallery $5,000, Geraldton Yacht Club $15,000, and the WA Museum $5,000.

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