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 also 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.
Seventy-seven regional events across the State have been funded through the 2020-21 Regional Events Scheme, including the Regional Aboriginal Events Scheme, with a funding pool of $150,000 exclusively allocated to events delivering Aboriginal activities and experiences.
This is the biggest number of events ever supported through the scheme and is part of the Government’s response to COVID-19 in helping to rebuild regional economies and communities that have been set back as a result of the pandemic.
Tourism is a key part of the Government’s plan to energise the economy, create jobs and develop business opportunities, especially in regional Western Australia.
Events play an important role in this plan, with the Government sponsoring a range of sporting, cultural, arts and culinary events across the State, through Tourism Western Australia, to attract visitors, encourage them to stay longer, disperse further and do more while they are here.
We hope everyone enjoys this 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