Council abandons Australia Day celebrations

Australia Day celebration at WagstaffeAustralia Day celebration at Wagstaffe

The community group that has helped the Council run Australia Day celebrations at Wagstaffe has been told that the new Central Coast Council will no longer run the celebrations.
The Wagstaffe-Killcare Community Association has been told it must apply for funding if it wants to run the event.
“Traditionally we have organised this event on behalf of Council and many residents pitch in to help, including the Rural Fire Service and many, many volunteers,” said association president Ms Peta Colebatch.
“Council’s Australia Day celebrations kicked off at Wagstaffe and the Council paid for our costs,” Ms Colebatch said.
“The new Council has advised that we must apply each year for a grant if we wish to receive funding.
“As a matter of principle, we do not see this as appropriate for this event,” she said.

SOURCE:
Newsletter, 10 Nov 2017
Peta Colebatch, WTKCA

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