THE state government has recognised the success of Leeton’s own grand prix and it has splashed the cash as a result.
In January this year Leeton hosted the first Formula 1.0 Gliding Grand Prix with many turning out to not only compete, but spectate.
The state government has announced it would like to join in on the fun, committing $10,000 to ensure the event can again go ahead at the end of 2018 and into early 2019.
Member for Murray Evans said the government’s Incubator Fund assists rural and regional events in their first or second year to grow attendance and boost the local visitor economy.
“Whether it’s food and wine events or music and sporting festivals, events play an important role in driving additional overnight visitation to Murray,” he said.
“The gliding grand prix is a fantastic way to fuel our local economy by putting more heads on hotel beds, diners in our restaurants and shoppers in our boutiques.
“I am delighted this event will benefit from the NSW government’s funding support.”
The gliding grand prix at Leeton is one of 33 successful events in rural and regional NSW which will be held between July and December this year. Event convenor, Adam I'Anson, was excited by the opportunities the incubator funding will provide to showcase gliding.
"We're stoked to receive this funding and can't wait to bring world-class gliding back to Leeton, which was once a top destination for gliding in Australia,” he said. The event will be held in Leeton from December 27 to January 9.
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