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South Australian Wooden Boat Festival Committee

The Goolwa Wharf Precinct Board at a meeting held on 7 July 2015 established the South Australian Wooden Boat Festival Committee.

The Committee is established as a Sub-Committee of the Goolwa Wharf Precinct Board and has been established to plan, organise and execute the conduct of the South Australian Wooden Boat Festival (SAWBF) in accordance with Council rules and regulations and to provide advice to the Wharf Board on matters relevant to the SAWBF. 

The Objectives of the South Australian Wooden Boat Festival Committee are:

  • To plan, organise and execute the conduct of the South Australian Wooden Boat Festival (SAWBF)
  • To promote the preservation, ownership and pleasure of wooden boats. 
  • To promote the SAWBF as a major event in Australia and, in particular, engage the communities along the River Murray and its tributaries to participate and benefit from the event. 
  • To promote the region and increase visitation for the best financial outcome, engaging the broader community in conjunction with the boating community. 
  • To recognise the cultural significance of the Ngarrindjeri peoples and other indigenous communities along the river. 
  • To foster and promote arts and culture associated with the river and its communities. 
  • To advocate for and raise the profile of the SAWBF. 
  • To increase networks and linkages between people, communities, businesses, groups and organisations. 
  • To generate funds to fulfil the above objectives and to explore further commercial opportunities. 
  • To comply with and, where appropriate, to seek clarification with respect to Council policies and processes relevant to the objectives listed above.

The committee consists of:

Garry Coombes - Chairperson

Bruce Wright - Treasurer 

Natalie Perkins - Secretarial Support

Ashley Porter - Committee Member 

Brad Briggs - Committee Member 

Deanne Leicester - Committee Member 

John Bradbury - Committee Member 

Lyn Roberts - Committee Member 

Peter O’Brien - Committee Member 

Trevor Twigden - Committee Member 

Councillor James Stewart - Committee Member 

South Australian Wooden Boat Festival Terms of Reference(65 kb)

South Australian Wooden Boat Festival Community Advisory Committee Agendas