New support for the Action Sports Games to be brought to Bunbury could be great news for the city's economy and tourism industry, with more than 10,000 visitors and a televised audience expected during the annual weekend of extreme sports.
The Bunbury Council has agreed to enter into negotiations about providing funding for the event, which would equal to $100,000 annually for the next three years to secure the event for the city. The Action Sports Games brings together a number of sporting events – including BMX, wakeboarding, freestyle motor cross and skateboarding.
City of Bunbury mayor Gary Brennan said the event could be a great way to boost tourism and utilise the city's aquatic features for the various water sports involved.
"This is an opportunity to promote Bunbury, its magnificent waterways and enviable lifestyle to an audience that will reach across Australia and to other parts of the globe," said Mr Brennan in an 18 March statement.
This could be exciting for owners of real estate in Bunbury, with the opportunity of seeing these events live in their own backyard – not to mention the growing tourism industry and economic benefits that could come from increased national exposure for the city.