City precinct to fea­ture in festival re­lay

Pilbara News - - News - Louise Alling­ham

Kar­ratha res­i­dents and visi­tors will fi­nally see the long-awaited Quar­ter precinct at this year’s Red Dog Festival.

Event or­gan­is­ers have been work­ing closely with de­vel­op­ers Land­Corp and the City of Kar­ratha to com­bine the festival’s re­lay, wel­come and fi­nale with the open­ing of the Quar­ter.

Red Dog Festival event orga- niser Peter Kay said the longterm fu­ture of the event had been se­cured by the sup­port from Land­Corp and the Quar­ter.

“This year we looked at the event from a dif­fer­ent an­gle and re­con­fig­ured some of the com­po­nents of the event which we think is a great im­prove­ment in terms of where we’re go­ing,” he said.

Land­Corp’s Travis McNaught said at the Red Dog Re­lay launch on March 15 that the fo­cus was to at­tract more peo­ple into Kar­ratha’s city cen­tre.

“We were look­ing at events which we could jump on board with and Red Dog Festival stood out,” he said.

“We’re pleased that Peter Kay has been able to tweak the re­lay leg so we’re go­ing to fin­ish in the city cen­tre out­side the Quar­ter and the plan is that we’ll have the of­fi­cial open­ing of the Quar­ter on the WA Day long week­end.”

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