Acting Western Australia Minister for Tourism Helen Morton
Acting Western Australia Minister for Regional Development Terry Redman
Great Southern Wine And Racing On Show
Victor P Taffa
- Event exposes two of Mount Barker’s key industries
- Nearly 3,000 attendees expected
- Supported by Regional Events Scheme, through Royalties for Regions
Next weekend’s Mount Barker Grapes and Gallops offers thousands of visitors an extraordinary combination of wine and horse racing in the heart of the Great Southern.
Acting Tourism Minister Helen Morton said the event was recognised as the region’s favourite festival, incorporating premium wine, gourmet food and action-packed racing.
“This annual festival has quickly gained prominence in its picturesque setting beside the Stirling and Porongurup ranges.” Mrs. Morton said.
“Regional events are important as they provide significant economic, social and cultural benefits to the community.”
The State Government is supporting the festival through Eventscorp’s Regional Events Scheme, which this year received a funding boost from Royalties for Regions.
Acting Regional Development Minister Terry Redman said Royalties for Regions funding of $40 Million over four years had provided a significant boost to the scheme and showed the Government’s support of regional events and communities.
“It is great to see that with Royalties for Regions funding, Eventscorp’s Regional Events Scheme is able to support festivals like the Mount Barker Grapes and Gallops which celebrate the uniqueness of a region and engage the community.” Mr. Redman said.
“The Government recognises the value of events like this and the positive contribution they make to regional communities.”
- The event will be held on January 15, 2012
- Mount Barker Grapes and Gallops is the only event of its kind in WA