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Peter Long: Red Earth Arts Precinct proving its worth as more events make move to Karratha

Peter LongPilbara News
Red Earth Arts Precinct in Karratha, which opened in May 2018.
Camera IconRed Earth Arts Precinct in Karratha, which opened in May 2018. Credit: Stephen Scourfield The West Australian

The much-anticipated Red Country Music Festival took over the Red Earth Arts Precinct Amphitheatre on June 5 and the turnout was sensational.

Hosting high calibre community events like this in the City of Karratha is a part of being home to state-of-the-art facilities like the $56 million Red Earth Arts Precinct, pictured.

The Red Earth Arts Precinct is a major drawcard for conferences, performances and events.

Over the past few years, it has held events such as the Developing Northern Australia Conference, performances from Opera Australia and WA Ballet, and will host the John Butler Trio this weekend.

The City is constantly working to ensure our facilities meet growing community expectation and we are making significant upgrades to several facilities from Kevin Richards Memorial Oval, Karratha Leisureplex to Windy Ridge Oval in Dampier and more.

I look forward to seeing the success of our facilities continue to attract more fantastic events like the Red Country Music Festival.

  • Peter Long is the City of Karratha Mayor

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