BYRON SHIRE COUNCIL

                                                                                                                               13.7 - Attachment 1

APPLICATIONS FOR DONATIONS – ROAD CLOSURES FOR COMMUNITY EVENTS

Name of Event
Date

Place of Event

Estimate of Council Costs to hold event?

Donation Requested

Other Financial Assistance requested?

Will event proceed with part donation granted?

Impact the event will have on the community?

Other information provided.

Number of community organisation who have benefit

Estimated number attending?

Management Comment

1.  Byron Lighthouse Run
Byron Bay
18 October 2015
(S2015/37044)

$350 Road Closure application and advertising

        $600

No

Yes

About 1000 participants with many friends and partner attending.  There is a significant economic benefit for Byron as many participants stay in Byron for the weekend, shop and but from cafes.  The vent also encourages a healthy active lifestyle as well as donating significant funds that directly benefit the residents of Byron Shire.

 

$93,000 has been raised since 2007

Lismore Hospital

Westpac helicopter $10,00

Our House

1,000

Council has supported this event in past years and it is considered it has achieved financial viability to continue without minimal assistance from Council..

Recommended to provide assistance for the Road Closure Application and advertising $350.

2.  Byron Spirit Festival

Mullumbimby
15-17 April 2016

(E2015/38243)

$1,100 Reserve Fee

$350 Road Closure application and advertising.

 

        $600

No

Yes

4th year running the Byron Shire Spirit Festival.  It has proven to be a very beneficial event for local residents, business and the community at large. People come from all over Australia to the event and add a vibrant culture to Mullumbimby.

The aim is to create a deep and meaningful experience for the community.  Through Yoga, Music, Dance and ceremony we take people on a journey of discovery of ourselves and each other.

Mullumbimby Neighbourhood Centre $900

600

Council supported this event in 2014 and donated $400 towards road closure costs.

It has been recommended that assistance be provided towards the road closure application costs of $350.

The organisers of the event will be responsible for the implementation of the road closure by private contractors.

3.  Festival of the Fish and Chips  (Twilight Market)
Brunswick Heads
16 December 2015
(S2015/7488)

$350 Road Closure application and advertising.

        $600

No

Yes

The Festival of Fish and Chips includes these markets and the associated Woodchop Carnival and boosts the Brunswick Valley commercial incomes together with extending the Christmas period for tourism.  It will be its 55th year.

The event attracts visitors both tourists and others from adjoin towns and area.  It supports the local economy.

Fundraising opportunities – Lions, BH School, Brunswick Surf Club, Marine Rescue, Legacy, BH Fire Brigade, Wilsons Creek School, Mullum/ Bruns Rugby, Bruns Cricket, Mullum Netball, Rainforest Rescue & Others

Market attracts over 2,000 people

Council has supported this event in past years and it is considered it has achieved financial viability to continue without minimal assistance from Council.

It has been recommended that assistance be provided towards the road closure application costs of $350.

The organisers of the event will be responsible for the implementation of the road closure by private contractors..

 

4.  Bangalow Billycart Derby
Bangalow – Lions Club
May 2016
(S2015/7294)

$350 Road Closure application and advertising.

$600

No

Yes
Lions Club Contrib.

Large community fund raiser for Bangalow and District – run by Bangalow Lions Club

Bangalow Community including Primary School, various charities have benefited – several thousand dollars annual

5,000+

Council has supported this event in past years and it is considered it has achieved financial viability to continue without minimal assistance from Council.

It has been recommended that assistance be provided towards the road closure application costs of $400.

The organisers of the event will be responsible for the implementation of the road closure by private contractors.

5.  Bangalow Christmas Eve Carnival
Bangalow – Chamber of Commerce
(E2015/412473)

$350 Road Closure application and advertising.

$600

No

Yes

A special local event.  A street party on a larger scale where locals socialise with their neighbours and friends.

Bangalow Chamber of Commerce.  Funds are for administration, internet promotion of Bangalow and Byron shire, street beautification, highway signage

3000+

Council has supported this event in past years and it is considered it has achieved financial viability to continue without minimal assistance from Council. 

It has been recommended that assistance be provided towards the road closure application costs of $350.

The organisers of the event will be responsible for the implementation of the road closure by private contractors.

6.  Mullum to Bruns Paddle
May 2016
(E2015/41546)

$350 Road Closure application and advertising.

$600

No

Yes

This event is the major Fundraiser for Brunswick SLSC, Brunswick Volunteer Marine Rescue and Brunswick Heads Visitors Centre and would reduce the ability of these organisations to function.  The event attracted over 1000 competitors many enjoying a family day on the River.

This will be the fifth year that the paddle will be conducted and it forms an important part of the Brunswick Valley Event Calendar

Brunswick SLSC
Brunswick Volunteer Marine Rescue
Brunswick Heads Visitors Centre approx. $4,000 to each club

1,200

Council has supported this event in past years and it is considered it has achieved financial viability to continue without minimal assistance from Council. 

It has been recommended that assistance be provided towards the road closure application $350.

As per Council’s recently amended Policy the applicant be advised the event may be ineligible for a donation under this Policy in future years.

7.  Brunswick Nature Sculpture Walk
Brunswick Heads
3-5 October 2015

$100 Additional bins

 

 

        $600

Yes

Yes

Community has the opportunity to experience and be educated by sculptural forms in nature.  This will impact on the community and visitors reflecting on the environment and the village they live in or visit.  Brings awareness to the environment and looking after our land.  As some works will be permanent these will enable people to interact and appreciate arts in the environment. See www.brunswicknaturesculpturewalk.com

First year of event

5,000

Council is assisting this emerging event with $2,000 for film night, promotional material and engineering consultant from the Events Sponsorship Fund.

It has been recommended a further $100 be donated to assist with additional bins