Your guide to staging events

Published: 19 Jun 2019

Do you have an idea for an event but don't know where to start?

Mackay Regional Council has recently created an event guide on their website with everything you need to know about organising and running an event in the Mackay region.

Cr Justin Englert said the webpage was a one-stop shop for event management.

"The guide has been developed to assist event coordinators with all their behind-the-scenes administration requirements," he said.

"It includes information on council regulations and fees, grants and sponsorship opportunities, guidelines regarding safety and notifications to stakeholders and access to useful event planning resources.

"It has been created to ensure nothing gets overlooked in the event planning stages."

Cr Englert said the online event guide also detailed changes to permit deadlines to take effect from July 1.

"Permits for events must be submitted a minimum of three months before an event, or six months before a major event that has over 5000 people attending and requires traffic management," he said.

"Permits submitted after the deadline will be subject to a priority application fee."