Council last night strongly supported the development of a City Events Policy, and will continue to review the City’s annual events program.
City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder CEO John Walker said the development of a comprehensive Events Policy would ensure that both staff and residents had a clear direction and expectations around City events moving forward.
“The City has been running its events the same way for, in some cases, more than a decade, so we want to reassess what our community events look like and whether these are actually benefitting the community in the long term,” he said.
“We have an exciting opportunity to review the way we do the Lighting of the Christmas Tree event for next year, as the Kal City Centre project will be well underway, and the Kalgoorlie CBD won’t be a suitable location for a Christmas street celebration. We want to work with Boulder Promotions to see if it would be possible to incorporate it into their celebrations.
“KidsFest will still go ahead for 2020, however the format and location of the event are being reviewed.
“The policy will look at factors like sustainability of events, as well as take into consideration the risk associated with putting on some of these events, and how we can keep them fresh and relevant, rather than just doing the same thing every year.”