COUNCIL has back-flipped on withdrawing support for an upcoming sporting event which promises to bring 700 competitors to town.
The Tamworth Gymnastics Club had more than $12,000 worth of fees waived to hire TRECC as the venue for the Country Capital Cup, in its last two editions.
The support was set to dry-up as a report recommended council decline its fee waiver for this weekend’s event.
- 400 gymnasts flipped into town on the weekend to contest the Northern Inland Country Capital Cup.
- Tamworth Regional Council general manager Paul Bennett responds to event levy feedback
- Col Murray: “These events come at a cost to council, and by extension, the rate paying community of the Tamworth region.”
Councillors rejected the motion and voted in favour of accepting the club’s request.
While mayor Col Murray supported, once-more, waiving fees, he said it couldn’t keep going.
“We don’t have these budgets, as reflected in the process we’re going through to attract some extra revenue,” he said.
“We need to consider how we address this in the future, this is not sustainable.”
The gymnastics competition is in its fifth year and event manager Jodie McGinnity said it has boomed hosting teams from around Australia and one squad from Singapore this year.