The Tugun precinct is undergoing a big revamp. From the recently-completed Centre Improvement Program, the precinct has now moved on with the Tugun Progress Association implementing a Tugun Promotion Campaign.
Key aspects of that Programme are, advertising of the commercial and retail precinct, regular trader meetings to look for improvements, and initiatives to attract Tugun’s first events and festivals.
The BIG NEWS is that, with the funding and assistance of Connecting Southern Gold Coast Ltd, both the Cooly Rocks On and Swell Festivals are coming to Tugun in 2011!
Cooly Rocks On will be holding a street display and custom car parade in on the weekend of 4-5 June, so all should watch this space via the www.coolyrockson.com.au website. Tugun traders are asked to get in the swing of Cooly Rocks On by theming their businesses and donning the fashion of the 1950 and 1960s!
Swell Sculpture Festival will be extending its tentacles from Currumbin in its September Festival. Tugun will be connected via an “In the Bin” short film festival in Kropp Park followed up by “Street Swell” in Tugun over the 10 day Festival Period. Street Swell is a combination of all things good about what Swell cannot fit into the space it has at Currumbin. It will involve master classes for sculpturing in the Tom Aitkin Hall; children’s’ workshops; street music; sand sculptures and in-business displays of sculptures. The aim is clearly to include Tugun in the great Swell festival with benefits to profiling and immediate business injection from visitors.
Tugun businesses are encouraged to get into the involved and to contact either Swell at www.swellsculpturefestival.com.au or Tugun Progress Association at email@example.com about how they can contribute including, in-business sculptures and other assistance with this exciting opportunity for Tugun.