Funding assistance from State Government’s The Festival of Place – Summer Fund supports upcoming local events

Liverpool Plains Shire Council (LPSC) Mayor, Councillor Doug Hawkins OAM, has welcomed funding from the NSW Government’s The Festival of Place – Summer Fund supporting the staging of two of the Shire’s popular annual events.

“The State Government’s generous support towards staging the Liverpool Plains Military Tattoo on Saturday 6 March at Longfield Park and the annual International Women’s Day event at the Royal Theatre on Friday 12 March is part of their efforts to bring people back into local centres and supporting a safe economic recovery,” Councillor Hawkins said.

“This support allows us to ensure that both events are free for the community to come along, participate and enjoy,” he said.

State MP for Upper Hunter, Michael Johnsen, said the State Government was determined to support rural communities to engage during the pandemic and that events will be conducted with Covid-safety a priority.

The Festival of Place – Summer Fund provides the opportunity for all community members to get out and enjoy themselves. I’m delighted that the Government can support two events with a proven track record. The funding gives your Council the opportunity to build on previous success. It is just one of the many ways the Government is supporting our rural communities during these tough times,” Mr Johnsen said.

Councillor Hawkins said the LP Military Tattoo on March 6 will feature market stalls and entertainment from 3pm, followed by The Military Tattoo performance commencing at 7.30pm and wrapping up with a fireworks display. He said the event provided something for all ages and he’s encouraging as many people as possible to come along to share a great day.

“The International Women’s Day event is always popular. This year it is free, their will be guest speakers, catered food provided, and the bar will be open. Council will announce who the guest speakers are closer to the event date,” he said.

“Put these dates in your diary now. We are looking forward to as many people as possible attending and enjoying themselves. Although the Military Tattoo is a free event, those wishing to attend will have to register and you can do that now at

“I hope to see as many people as possible at these events. They are community events so please be part of them,” Councillor Hawkins concluded.

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