Organising a major community event is about to get a little bit easier, with specialised equipment becoming available in the near future for hire from MidCoast Council.
This equipment will be purchased by council to help support local community groups deliver consistent and high standard events across the Mid Coast LGA.
Last November, councillors resolved to acquire dedicated event equipment, including hi-vis vests, bollards, barrier boards, traffic signs and traffic cones, as well as a storage facility to house the gear in.
Existing budget allocations will be used to fund the equipment.
“The introduction of this stock and a sliding fee scale will help event organisers to access the equipment they need to deliver high quality events in our community,” economic development and events co-ordinator Robyn Brennan said.
“The events equipment hire program will be trialled for a 12 month period but prior to that the hire fees are being placed on public exhibition to give the public a chance to provide feedback,” Ms Brennan said.
She said councillors agreed this project was a great opportunity for MidCoast Council to support community events that make a positive and ongoing contribution to the community’s wellbeing, cultural life and environmental sustainability.
While the equipment hire program would be primarily for supporting community events run by organisations which are not-for-profit entities or have their event endorsed by a not-for-profit entity, other event organisers would be considered on a case-by-case basis in terms of overall community benefit.
The hire fees will be placed on public exhibition from this Wednesday, January 9 and community feedback is welcome and encouraged.
The Mid Coast LGA hosts a range of fantastic community events and this equipment will be available to benefit long-running events and attract new events to the area.
For more information or to provide feedback on the hire fees, visit https://www.midcoast.nsw.gov.au/Have-Your-Say