Energy Breakthrough preparations ramp up

With approximately two weeks until this year’s Energy Breakthrough, event preparations have ramped up and the countdown is officially on.

The 2018 event will take place at Princes Park from November 21 to 25 and is set to see more than 8000 participants take part and more than 12,000 spectators descend on the town.

The largest event on the Central Goldfields Shire’s event calendar, according to the Central Goldfields Shire Council, the Energy Breakthrough accounts for 16.5 percent of annual tourism visits to the shire and last year injected a massive $4.95 million in the local economy.

Central Goldfields Shire administrator Hugh Delahunty said the significance of the Energy Breakthrough could not be under-estimated.

“The benefits of this major event are two-fold. Not only does it inspire students from across Australia to embrace learning and be creative and innovative but it also brings important tourism dollars to our community,” he said.

For more on this story see Page 12 of The Advertiser, Friday, November 9

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