With nine major events planned across the 2021-22 event calendar, businesses are being invited to be involved and partner with Central Coast Council.
Expressions of interest (EOI) are now open for businesses to participate in these flagship events, including Chromefest, The Lakes Festival, Harvest Festival and Love Lanes, as well as much-loved community events including New Year’s Eve at The Entrance, Flavours by the Sea and Woy Woy Australia Day celebrations.
Sponsorship EOIs are also invited for Council’s newest major events – Relish the Coast and Central Coast Music Festival, which will become regular features on the annual event calendar.
Council Director, Community and Recreation Services, Julie Vaughan, said each event held an important place in the community, providing opportunities for residents, visitors and businesses to come together, connect and celebrate our unique region.
“In addition to bringing the community together and activating our town centres and regional hubs, Council’s major event offerings inject significant economic returns to the Central Coast,” Vaughan said.
“Chromefest in 2019 injected $14M into the local economy, while the 2019 Harvest Festival delivered an $8M boost.
“While COVID-19 restrictions may have halted many large scale events in 2020, residents are eager to see the return of normalcy and connection.
“Council has seen significant demand for community events over recent months and is thrilled to be delivering these in a COVID-safe way.”
Administrator, Rik Hart, said Council’s events could provide significant exposure to businesses looking to come on board as sponsorship partners.
“Becoming an event sponsor is an opportunity for businesses to align themselves with some of the Central Coast’s most recognisable events, which attract hundreds of thousands of community members and visitors to various locations across the region each year,” Hart said.
Council is also currently seeking expressions of interest for annual charity partners across a selection of major events.
Media release, June 7
Central Coast Council