Celebrating their funding win – Moree on a Plate committee members Marianne Pollock, left, President Bethany Kelly, Northern Tablelands MP Adam Marshall and Publicity Officer Georgina Poole.
Thursday, 24 January 2019
NORTHERN Tablelands MP Adam Marshall today announced that Moree’s popular foodie event, Moree on a Plate, will benefit from a $20,000 grant from the State Government funding under round one of the 2019 NSW Flagship Event Fund.
Mr Marshall said the funding would assist the volunteer organising committee in marketing and promotion of the event, which has been held in Moree since 2004. It consists of the hugely popular Moree on a Plate Festival each May and the annual Long Lunch in September.
He said the events were steadily growing in popularity and Moree on a Plate President Bethany Kelly and her energetic committee of volunteers were keen to build the numbers of out of region visitors to both events.
“Moree on Plate’s Festival and the Long Lunch are both unmissable and great fun, showcasing the best produce from the region and I’m thrilled organisers secured this grant,” Mr Marshall said.
“It attracts around 4,000 visitors at the moment and this funding will help Moree on a Plate encourage even more visitors to come and stay longer in Moree and our region, helping to fuel the local economy and businesses.
“The additional marketing will target visitors from outside the our region so that more people stay the weekend, rather than simply making a day trip to Moree.
“Over the past few years we have seen a number of events in our region benefit from the Regional Flagship Events Program so it’s great to have this support continuing in Moree.
“I congratulate Bethany and the committee of Moree on a Plate on their initiative which will help achieve our goal of tripling overnight visitor expenditure and reaching $25 billion in regional visitor expenditure by 2030.”
The 2019 Moree on a Plate Festival will be held on Saturday, 11 May, in the grounds of the Moree Secondary College.