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IFEA World Festival And Event City Award : IFEA World Festival And Event City Award
Agencies such as Sport and Arts, along with the local councils, invest in festivals and events aimed at the local community. For example, Sydney is proud of its multi-cultural population and hosts the Chinese New Year Parade, St Patrick’s Day Parade and the Greek Festival. Together these organisations ensure Sydney and Sydneysiders host, showcase and share in the success of festivals and events. that service events. The free publication is available in print and online (www.events.nsw.gov. au/event-starter-guide). The City of Sydney is the local government authority responsible for the central business district (CBD) and more than 30 suburbs. Their role is to provide services for its residents as well as for the daily influx of workers and visitors. The City of Sydney provides funding or in-kind support across a range of community, cultural, economic and environmental activities, including festivals and events. To assist organisers of events in NSW, the NSW Department of Premier and Cabinet has produced a resource to facilitate the safe and successful delivery of events in NSW. The Event Starter Guide – a resource for organising events in NSW provides useful information on wide range of event elements, as well as templates to be adapted to individual events and contact details for government agencies. It is used by both professional and amateur event organisers, in educational institutions with event management students, and has helped streamline the interaction with the Government agencies CEED, a unit within the NSW Department of Premier and Cabinet, helps to maximise the economic and social benefits to government of ‘special events’ – those major festival and events that involve government support, investment of government resources and require specialist central government agency attention. They oversee event-related policy and provide resources to assist the industry to work with government in addition to directly supporting and managing some events, particularly of a major community nature, for example Australia Day. 3.1 DEfInED PublIC ObjECTIvES anD SuPPOrT STaTEMEnTS The government supports events in a variety of ways, from sponsorship to whole-of- government coordination and in- kind support from key agencies. Sydney as a city operates in a two-tiered government environment. The NSW (State) Government has the overarching power of authority, and the Local Government Councils service the local communities. Image: Crave Sydney International Food Festival, Breakfast on the Bridge 2010 Images left to right: Vivid Sydney 2011, The Rocks FireWater credit: David Clare; Art & About Sydney; City of Sydney 44 | IFEA WORLD FESTIVAL AND EVENT CITY AWARD |45