Port Stephens Events Network
Port Stephens as an events destination
This new Network is being established early 2011, after resolution of Council in December 2010.
This sub-committee to the new Port Stephens Strategic Arts and Culture Committee will involve/invite:
- Event organisers
- Venue operators
- Event services
Initial functions of the network:
- Building the capacity of event organisers to comply with Council's events processes through introducing Council's new Events manual which outlines the various Council processes, including road closures, venue hire, temporary food licences, DA, funding, marketing, waste, etc. A workshop will also be conducted on how to do a risk treatment plan for their own events
- Improve programming to minimise clashes & increase cross-promotion, toward promoting a year round range of opportunities for both locals and visitors to participate (as identified in the Community Strategic Plan, point 6.2.1).
- Mapping of existing venues/sites (as identified in the Community Strategic Plan, point 6.6.2) & the current and projected needs for related infrastructure.
- Maintain contact with organisations supported through the Cultural Projects Fund
Getting the new network started
The first forum will be convened by Council's Cultural Planner early in 2011. While forums/meetings will be open to the public, core membership will be called to nominate to make up the sub-committee.