Summer festivals vie for state funds
The Hobart City Council is chasing State Government money to help fund major events next summer. The Taste food and wine festival in Hobart and the Falls music festival at Marion Bay are each seeking about $300,000 a year to help the events remain viable. Lord Mayor Damon Thomas says the Government does not contribute to the week-long Taste festival, which is held each year on Hobart’s waterfront. He says Hobart ratepayers should not have to foot the bill alone and he will be lobbying Government to contribute $1 million over the next three years, reports ABC News.