Murray Shire have given a $2500 grant towards a New Year's Eve event in Moama after Echuca-Moama Visitor Information Centre received hundreds of inquiries about what events were on last year.ZACH HUBBER May 8, 2014 3:50am
Murray Shire passed a motion at its ordinary meeting yesterday to sponsor Moama RSL’s free 2014 New Year’s Eve event with a $2500 grant.
The RSL will run an outdoor event from 5pm to 10pm and include children’s activities and district music acts before finishing with a fireworks display.
The club said Echuca-Moama Visitor Information Centre received hundreds of inquiries about what events were on last year, prompting the event.
The club will host merry-go-rounds, a petting zoo, jumping castle, face painting and other children’s activities as part of the festivities.
It is expected to cost between $40,000 and $50,000.
‘‘I don’t think council should be funding it at all,’’ Cr Moon said.
‘‘I don’t think it’s fair, I’m totally against it.’’
Councillors Geoff Mackenzie and Gen Campbell said instead of dollars, the shire could commit services to help the event of equal value.
But Cr Chris Bilkey argued the grant came under the shire’s commitment to arts and culture in the community.
Tindarra Resort will also hold a New Year’s Eve event.
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