Chief Minister Gallagher is letting us know she’s thrilled by news Summernats have exercised their option to return to Exhibition Park next year.
The event organisers, Out There Productions, have taken an option on their current two year contract to extend the event at EPIC for one more year.
The ACT Government has been a strong supporter of Summernats and has provided $105,000 over three years through the Events Assistance Program for business development, marketing and promotion of the event.
Organisers are confident that this year’s event has seen an increase in crowd numbers, however the swell in attendance has not seen an increase in any trouble, with ACT Police happy with behaviour overall.
“The ACT Government has been working closely with the Summernats organisers to assist with this year’s event and the return of the modified and very successful City Cruise down Northbourne Ave is another example of this partnership,” the Chief Minister said.
“I look forward to working with Summernats organisers over the coming months to make sure the festival remains a feature of the Canberra holiday season.”
Kind of blows the negotiating position out of the water.