Newspaper article The Observer (Gladstone, Australia)

What Is Tearing Our Parade Apart? Festival Set to Continue, but Changes Are Afoot

Newspaper article The Observer (Gladstone, Australia)

What Is Tearing Our Parade Apart? Festival Set to Continue, but Changes Are Afoot

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Mara Pattison-Sowden

Senior reporter

GLADSTONE Festivals and Events admits it's been "playing it safe" in its running of the Gladstone Harbour Festival in recent years, but with changes to management and sponsorships now was the time to look to the future.

GFE president Ray Lewis and event co-ordinator Angie Bettridge told The Observer the not-for-profit organisation needed a major restructure on how to increase the benefits for all involved.

While they wanted to "leave what happened in the past behind", they admitted there would be changes to procedures for reporting to sponsors as well as seeking community-wide support on what improvements should be made.

"The community was aware we did get ourselves into a bit of trouble," Mr Lewis said, following GFE's substantial financial loss in 2005 after big name paid-acts weren't popular with the crowds.

He said money had also been spent in recent years on replacing assets and other required maintenance. …

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