Fes­ti­val cash de­lay causes con­cerns

Pilbara News - - News - Ben Leahy

North West Fes­ti­val spon­sor MACRO Realty De­vel­op­ments has yet to de­liver on its pay­ment for the three-day mu­sic concert, the Town of Port Hed­land has con­firmed.

MACRO com­mit­ted to pay­ing $250,000 in spon­sor­ship for the Au­gust 19-21 event, but re­cently missed the de­liv­ery date for its first pay­ment.

In side-step­ping ques­tions about whether this could lead to the can­cel­la­tion of the three-day fes­ti­val, Mayor Kelly Howlett said MACRO re­mained a “val­ued part­ner in the event”.

“As noted at the June or­di­nary coun­cil meet­ing, the Town is yet to re­ceive pay­ment, how­ever we are con­tin­u­ing dis­cus­sions with MACRO,” she said.

“We con­tinue to work with all of our part­ners to de­liver the Pil­bara’s best and orig­i­nal week­ender, the North West Fes­ti­val, in Au­gust.

“Legally bind­ing con­tracts are in place with all of the fes­ti­val spon­sors, MACRO in­cluded.”

MACRO is un­der­stood to have closed down its sep­a­rate prop­erty man­age­ment arm in the Pil­bara, called MACRO Realty, along with its Hed­land of­fice.

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