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IFEA World Festival And Event City Award : IFEA World Festival And Event City Award
1. Landholders, including Sydney Opera House, Sydney Harbour Foreshore Authority, Sydney Harbour Federation Trust, Sydney Ports, National Parks and Wildlife Service and inner Metropolitan Councils. 2. Emergency Services including NSW Police Force, Ambulance Service, NSW Health, NSW Fire and Rescue, State Emergency Services and Bureau of Meteorology The strength of the support by the Government for festivals and events is evidenced by the Event Operations Group (EOG). The monthly inter-agency meeting brings together senior operational personnel from over 35 NSW Government, local government and non-government agencies to share information and identify issues related to the staging of festivals and events in Sydney. The agencies consist of four main groups: Whole-of-government coordination of logistics is available to support the operational delivery of major festivals and events in Sydney through the NSW Department of Premier and Cabinet. This is achieved by providing leadership, liaison, event related policy and resources and coordination across government agencies in consultation with other levels of government and the private and community sectors. Examples include the staging of Sydney New Year’s Eve and the coordination of the NSW Government's involvement in Breakfast on the Bridge. 3.5 CITY-PROVIDED FESTIVAL AND EVENT PROCESS COORDINATION AND ASSISTANCE SYSTEMS Coordination and assistance is available to all approved events, with the event owner driving the process with the support of the State or Local government depending on type and scale of event. The City of Sydney facilitates permit, licence and public use approvals, and city dressing and theming, as well as providing expert advice and supply of services (either on a user pays or cost-exempt basis, depending on the characteristics of the event). Images left to right: St George Open Air Cinema; Medibank International Sydney; Dextro Energy 2011 Sydney ITU World Championship Series credit: Barry Alsop Wide Eyes Open Images 50 | IFEA WORLD FESTIVAL AND EVENT CITY AWARD