Get set for fes­ti­vals in Freo

Cockburn Gazette - - NEWS -

SETS on the Beach and Fish n Sips Seafood Festival will re­turn to Fre­man­tle Port Beach this year.

The City of Fre­man­tle has ap­proved one fur­ther and fi­nal edi­tion of Sets on the Beach and sun­down ses­sion.

A spokes­woman for Of­f­world Pro­duc­tion said they were happy with the de­ci­sion.

Fish n Sips Seafood Festival will re­ceive a sub­sidy of 75 per cent on hire fees in 2019 and more sub­si­dies of 50 per cent in year three and 25 per cent in year four.

Ian Hutchin­son, from Coast restau­rant which sup­ports the festival, said there would be no festival with­out the sub­sidy.

“This kind of festival re­quires con­sid­er­able in­vest­ment to get es­tab­lished,” he said.

“We will run at a loss for the first four years, so spon­sor­ships and aid like this are es­sen­tial.”

Mr Hutchin­son said he aimed to make this the main seafood festival in WA.

Other ap­provals in­cluded a New Year’s Eve con­cert and New Year’s Day con­cert. Sun­day trad­ing hours were also ex­tended for Coast dur­ing Novem­ber 2018 to April 2019 to Sundays un­til 9pm.

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