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Stage set for economic impact as Nannup prepares for influx of visitors

Friday, 28 February 2020

The Nannup Music Festival returns this long weekend with a new stage from which to entertain the thousands of music lovers expected to visit the South West town during the event.

Made possible with $12,470 through the State Government’s Regional Economic Development Grants, the stage will make its debut in the Secret Garden venue over Saturday February 29 and Sunday March 1.

This year’s festival marks the first time the modular, portable platform has been used.

The stage will also be available for community use after the event.

SWDC chief executive officer Mellisa Teede said events like the Nannup Music Festival not only added to the social fabric of communities, but also provided a welcome economic boost.

“We supported the Nannup Music Festival because we could see the significant economic impact of this event on both the town and region,” Ms Teede.

“This year, thousands are once again expected to visit Nannup during the festival weekend, spending not only at the festival but in the town centre.

“The economic impact is felt not just in Nannup itself but flows through the South West, with the committee alone spending half a million dollars in the region. This is separate to the amount spent by ticket holders.

“The stage will also no doubt be an asset for many years to come, which means it will bring ongoing benefits ─ year after year.”

The RED Grants support projects that create jobs and boost economic growth across regional Western Australia, and have backed a range of initiatives in the South West.

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