Wollondilly Council to host Summerfest events across the Shire
Posted on: 09.12.2021
Beginning this holiday period, Wollondilly Council will host a series of eight free community events to be held across the Shire over the next 12 months.
The Summerfest program has been made possible thanks to funding from the NSW Government Resources for Regions program, which has provided funding opportunities to mining communities throughout the state.
Each of the eight family friendly events will feature amusement rides, an outdoor movie screening, food stalls, free face painting, ice cream and donuts and performances by local musicians.
The events aim to support mining impacted communities by enabling residents to reconnect, stimulating the local economy and providing a much needed recreational outlet following the impacts of the pandemic restrictions.
CEO Ben Taylor has thanked the Department of Regional NSW for providing the funding for the Summerfest program.
“Wollondilly residents have had a challenging two years recovering from bushfires, floods, storm events and the impacts of Covid-19,” he said.
“This will be a great opportunity for locals to celebrate together in their own towns and villages. It is important to have something positive for our community to look forward to.”
Each event will start at 3pm and finish at 10.30pm, with tickets available on Council’s website.
The first two events will be held at Willis Park, Oakdale on Saturday 15 January 2022 and Bargo Sportsground on Friday 28 January 2022.
They will be followed by events at Douglas Park Sportsground in February and at Appin Park in April 2022.
Later in the year events are planned for The Oaks, Menangle, Tahmoor and Buxton.