The McGowan Government is a proud sponsor of the Manjimup Cherry Harmony Festival through its Regional Events Scheme.
The scheme was devised as a way for the Government to support smaller and emerging events in regional Western Australia to boost tourism, increase community vibrancy and participation, and develop regional areas.
The Regional Events Scheme plays an important role in positioning Western Australia as an exciting destination to visit and a great place to live by showcasing and promoting a region’s unique and diverse attractions.
Sixty-nine diverse regional events across Western Australia have been funded through the 2018-19 Regional Events Scheme. This year’s round includes the Regional Aboriginal Events Scheme with a funding pool of $150,000 exclusively allocated to events delivering Aboriginal activities and experiences.
Tourism is a key pillar of the McGowan Government’s plan to diversify the economy, create jobs and develop business opportunities, especially in regional Western Australia.
To achieve this we have a two-year action plan in place to help us attract more visitors to Western Australia, encourage them to stay longer, disperse further and do more while they are here.
We hope everyone enjoys the event and takes the time to explore the South West region.
HON PAUL PAPALIA CSC MLA
MINISTER FOR TOURISM
HON ALANNAH MACTIERNAN MLC
MINISTER FOR REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT