No boost to fes­ti­val cash

The Gold Coast Bulletin - - NEWS -

THE Gold Coast City Coun­cil voted not to pro­vide an ad­di­tional $30,000 in fund­ing to the city’s first major event af­ter the Com­mon­wealth Games.

The coun­cil yes­ter­day voted to pro­vide $70,000 in fund­ing to the Gold Coast Film Fes­ti­val, which is just two days af­ter next year’s Games.

He­lensvale coun­cil­lor William Owen-Jones urged coun­cil­lors to spend an ad­di­tional $30,000 to help sup­port the event.

But Robina coun­cil­lor Her­mann Vorster branded the pro­posal a “gra­tu­itous spend­ing spree”.

Mayor Tom Tate said he would be open to ap­prov­ing the ad­di­tional fund­ing once it was de­ter­mined where it would come from.

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