City to fund events in grant limbo
The City of Karratha has stepped in to support a series of community events endorsed under Karratha CBD activation grants after their funding was delayed pending a State Government review.
A special council meeting was held on Monday, May 8 to decide what to do with applications approved in recent months under the Karratha City Centre Activation Grants after the scheme’s State Government funding was suspended in early February.
The grants are funded by Royalties for Regions through LandCorp and distributed by the City of Karratha for events that increase public engagement with the city centre.
Councillors voted unanimously in favour of supporting events which had already been endorsed through municipal funding, to a total of $91,000, to allow them to go ahead as planned.
However, they also carried a motion to seek reimbursement from LandCorp for the expense.
Events that will now be covered by the City include the large-scale City to Surf fun run for Activ, a nine-day ice-skating event proposed by Wrapped Creations and the Karratha City Markets.