Mandurah is set to welcome the West Australian Pro Surf Series later this year, thanks to the regional events funding from the State Government. The Peel region will be receiving between $5000 and $40,000 to host two sporting events as part of the State Government's regional events scheme, which aims to draw new visitors to the area, create jobs and stimulate the local economy.
The WA Pro series is a platform for local, national and international surfers to gain ranking points and prize money in the World Surfing League Junior Tour and Qualifying Series, as well as showcasing the beautiful coastline and unique surfing culture of WA.
The Mandurah Mazda Action Sports Games will also return to the city in March 2024, following a successful event held during the Mandurah Crab Fest last month. This event has been a key calendar event in Mandurah for several years, attracting visitors from far and wide.
Culture and the Arts Minister and Mandurah MLA David Templeman expressed his gratitude towards Tourism Minister Roger Cook and Regional Development Minister Don Punch for supporting the development of regional events. He said, "Thanks to this round of the regional events scheme, 65 events across WA will receive funding, including two fantastic events right here in Mandurah. The scheme supports a range of smaller or developing sporting, arts, cultural and culinary events that encourage visitation and provide valuable media exposure for Mandurah."
Dawesville MLA Lisa Munday also highlighted that this grant will attract tourists to the area and put Mandurah in the spotlight. She said, "These events are a great opportunity to put Dawesville in the spotlight and attract WA tourists who are looking to explore our state."
The funding from the State Government's regional events scheme is a welcome boost for the Peel region, providing support for local events and attracting visitors to the area, creating new jobs and boosting the local economy.