Tuesday, 25 May 2021

In a major boost for local musicians, Narrabeen RSL Club is among 162 organisations across NSW to receive an injection of funds as part of the NSW Government’s $24 million Live Music Support Package.

The program assists live music venues that have been significantly impacted by COVID-19 related restrictions over the past year, and helps them to support the revival of this key industry by engaging musicians and hosting gigs.

“Live music is such a vital part of the cultural and creative makeup of our community,” Member for Pittwater Rob Stokes said today.

“COVID-19 has forced many gigs to be cancelled – so it’s fantastic funding can go towards supporting our local musicians and their return to a local venue known for its great live music.

“Live music directly supports the livelihoods of musicians as well as a diverse network of associated businesses and other professionals involved in staging, equipment sales and repairs, coaching and promotion.

“There’s a social and economic flow-on benefit for our whole community.” Rob Stokes said.

Applications for the Live Music Support Package were assessed by an industry and NSW Government inter-agency panel and is part of the NSW Government’s $51.5 million Tourism Support Package, providing funding to sectors engaged in the NSW visitor economy that have been hit hardest by the pandemic.

For more information, go to www.nsw.gov.au/living-nsw/tourism-support-package.