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MICEBTN - May-JULY 2016 • Page 41 wESTERN AUSTRALIA LIKE YOU’VE NEVER SEEN IT DISCOVER THE NEW pERTH Perth is in the midst of an exciting period of expansion and new developments ideally catering for the business events industry. The large-scale capital works projects throughout the city and surrounding areas mean Perth is dramatically changing, reflecting the growing global importance of the city. Perth is a welcoming city buzzing with new events, brimming with new and established hospitality options, bustling with interesting retail outlets and a changing urban landscape. Yet it has retained its stunning beauty and sense of space. That’s why delegates love to come here. Perth’s convention and events professionals have a typical West Australian entrepreneurial spirit, a ‘can do’ attitude and a team approach to make things happen and ensure your events are an outstanding success. To get in touch and book your next conference contact: PCB on +61 (0)8 9218 2900 or visit www.pcb.com.au PCEC on +61 (0)8 9338 0320 or visit www.pcec.com.au. Funding boost means more events can receive Royalties for Regions support, helping the economy and jobs market WESTERN Australia’s Royalties for Re- gions Scheme will sponsor a record 63 events in the 2016-17 financial year. A film festival for Exmouth, Speed- way Sedans in Albany, the Karijini expe- rience and the City to Surf ’s regional series are some of the events to bene- fit from funding through the initiative. Premier and Tourism minister Colin Barnett said the record funding pool of up to A$850,000 in 2016-17 has meant 12 events received sponsorship through the scheme for the first time, while more established events have the chance to grow bigger and better. “Including the latest recipients, the scheme has supported more than 300 regional events since 2011, helping to shape WA as an exciting destination with year-round activities to provide an extra drawcard for visitors,” said Barnett. Regional Development minister Terry Redman said the Royalties for Regions investment played a crucial role in positioning regional WA as a recognised tourism destination. “Regional events generate jobs and business opportunities for local commu- nities, and deliver significant social and economic benefits to the regions,” said Redman. The 12 events receiving funding for the first time through the 2016-17 Regional Events Scheme are Ningalens Film Competition (Exmouth), Discov- ery Bay Trail Run (Albany), Speedway Sedans Australia National Super Sedan Championships (Albany), Qantas Wine Show of Western Australia (Mount Barker), AFL Masters WA Broome Carnival, Blues for the Bush and Commu- nity Open Day (Perenjori), King of the Cut (Mandurah), Karijini Experience (Karijini), City to Surf for Activ Regional Series (Karratha, Geraldton, Albany and Busselton), LiveLighter Harvey Harvest Festival (Harvey), Emergence Creative Festival (Margaret River) and X-Adven- ture Dunsborough (Dunsborough). The scheme will also continue to support popular events such as the Kickstarters Gascoyne Dash, Blues at Bridgetown, Northam Motor Sport Fes- tival, the WA PGA Championship in the Goldfields, Karratha’s Red Earth Arts Festival and the Wildflower Show and Spring Festival in Ravensthorpe. Qantas Wine Show, Mount Barker, WA.