DSC is­sues call for Car­ni­vale ten­ders

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - BUSINESS -

DOU­GLAS Shire Coun­cil is putting out the call for an event co-or­di­na­tor ex­traor­di­naire to man­age Car­ni­vale fes­tiv­i­ties in 2016-17.

The Dou­glas Cham­ber of Com­merce handed the reins back to Coun­cil in Septem­ber af­ter suc­cess­fully man­ag­ing Car­ni­vale for sev­eral years.

Car­ni­vale is the fea­ture of the Dou­glas Shire’s flour­ish­ing events cal­en­dar, at­tract­ing visi­tors from around Aus­tralia with a smorgasbord of fab­u­lous food and wine-based events and pro­vid­ing plenty of en­ter­tain­ment for locals with com­mu­nity-based events such as the Macrossan St Pa­rade and the Four Mile Beach Day.

Mayor Ju­lia Leu said Coun­cil was look­ing for a pas­sion­ate event co-or­di­na­tor or com­pany to help rein­vig­o­rate Car­ni­vale with fresh ideas and en­thu­si­asm.

“Based on feed­back from the com­mu­nity and the tourism in­dus­try, Coun­cil has brought Car­ni­vale back to a three-day event in­stead of 10 days so more peo­ple have more op­por­tu­ni­ties to en­joy the ma­jor events,” Mayor Leu said.

“With a 10-day Car­ni­vale, visi­tors in par­tic­u­lar were less likely to be able to at­tend ma­jor events.”

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Australia

© PressReader. All rights reserved.