Fairy­tale end­ing for Won­der­land

Pinjarra Murray Times - - FRONT PAGE -

THE Win­ter Won­der­land held on the eastern fore­shore in the school hol­i­days reached its ob­jec­tive of at­tract­ing visi­tors to Man­durah’s city cen­tre, with about 16,000 peo­ple help­ing sup­port lo­cal busi­ness dur­ing win­ter.

Ninety two per cent of peo­ple who at­tended rated it a pos­i­tive ex­pe­ri­ence, 74 per cent in­di­cated they spent at lo­cal busi­nesses and 68 per cent said they would have stayed home or some­where out­side Man­durah had it not been for the skat­ing rink.

An ad­di­tional $385,000 was spent in the city cen­tre and soft­ened tough trad­ing con­di­tions fac­ing city cen­tre busi­nesses, ac­cord­ing to the City of Man­durah.

A key suc­cess was a marked in­crease in busi­ness engagement that has al­ready led to busi­nesses work­ing to­gether on, and in­vest­ing in, fu­ture projects.

Next year, Win­ter Won­der­land is likely to shift to the carpark far­ther along Man­durah Ter­race.

Pic­ture: Jon Hew­son www.com­mu­ni­typix.com.au d484633

Lia Webb-McDougall made the most of Man­durah’s Win­ter Won­der­land.

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