Expressions of Interest now open for New Year’s Eve 2017

Published: 05 Jul 2017 9:25am

Can you help light up the night on New Year’s Eve?

Expressions of Interest are now open for businesses, groups and organisations to organise and deliver one of the city’s biggest events.

Wagga Live has attracted crowds of more than 10,000 people since it began in 2013, however, organiser Committee 4 Wagga has advised Council it is no longer in a position to manage the popular New Year’s Eve event.

It was resolved at the June Ordinary Council Meeting to seek Expressions of Interest for the 2017 event, with up to $45,000 in funding available for the successful applicant.

“This is a fantastic opportunity for businesses, groups and organisations to put together a great family-friendly event to help see in 2018,” Council’s Director Community Janice Summerhayes said.

“Committee 4 Wagga’s New Year’s Eve event has had a successful four years, but there are endless options going forward.

“It could be a similar event to Wagga Live, it could be free or ticketed or it could be completely different – we’re looking forward to what Expressions of Interest we receive.

“There is a tight timeframe with New Year’s Eve less than six months away, so Council is assisting with up to $45,000 to help ensure the successful applicant can put on the best event possible.”

Expressions of interest are open now until 5pm, Wednesday 19 July. Suitably qualified organisations or groups interested in applying can contact or 1300 292 442.