A re-elected Perrottet Liberal Government will invest $300,000 over the next four years into the running of the much loved Ferragosto Italian street festival.
Minister for Multiculturalism Mark Coure said in its next term of government, the NSW Liberals and Nationals will support the running of the annual event, which is a major draw card for everyone.
“We believe in helping our state’s diverse communities be proud of who they are, and one of the ways we do that is by helping them celebrate their culture with everyone,” Mr Coure said.
“We are committing to support to this major street festival by providing $75,000 a year for four years to do just that.”
This commitment continues the NSW Liberal’s commitment to celebrating Ferragosto, which saw $75,000 invested a year over the last four years.
Liberal candidate for Drummoyne Stephanie Di Pasqua said the Italian community is an vibrant part of the state’s multicultural society.
“The Italian community has been a cherished and important part of our state for generations,” Ms Di Pasqua said.
“Ferragosto is a vibrant street festival that gives the Italian community a chance to showcase the very best of their culture, and invite everyone in to experience it.
“This commitment will be a great investment into the festival and help it achieve new heights.”