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Australian Springtime Flora Festival Committee Resolves

Not to Proceed in 2012 but to Reassess for 2013

Organisers of The Australian Springtime Flora Festival, one of Australia’s longest running gardening and outdoor living festivals, have resolved not to proceed with the planned 2012 event at the Mt Penang Event Park on the Central Coast of New South Wales. The committee has confirmed it will review the possible viability of a festival in 2013.

Having celebrated its 25th Anniversary in 2011, organisers had hoped for a strong event in 2012, but at their Annual General Meeting on the 14th of June decided not to proceed.

“It is with disappointment that we make this announcement,” explained Nola Parry, Chairperson of the Australian Springtime Flora Festival Committee 2012.

“The festival has had incredible success and support over the years, establishing itself as one the largest events on the Central Coast, and having consistently attracted more than 20,000 attendees annually. Circumstances have changed over recent years, making it very difficult to secure the required funding, sponsorship and permanent event park facilities required to hold a festival of this size.”

“The committee would like to thank all of the exhibitors, the Central Coast residents, event partners and attendees who have supported the festival in the past, as well as all of those who worked hard to make it a reality in 2012, in particular Central Coast Tourism and the Central Coast Regional Development Corporation.”

The Australian Springtime Flora Festival Committee will contact all exhibitors of the 2012 event in coming days to process full refunds and ensure all stakeholders are provided adequate support.

Exhibitors wishing to contact organisers can call directly on 02 4343 4409.

Media Enquiries
Nola Parry, Chairperson Australian Springtime Flora Festival 2012
02 4365 5510

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