The project aims to ensure the Lake Bolac Eel Festival remains a sustainable and productive part of the Lake Bolac community in the long term.
This project's objectives include undertaking a review of the Festival since its inception in 2004 to date and developing a strategic plan to ensure it remains a sustainable and productive part in the future of this local regional community.
In relation to this project, the Fellowship was awarded to Una Allender, on behalf of the Lake Bolac Eel Festival organising committee, for the period of 2015 to 2017. The Fellowship will also support the 2016 festival, the first to be organised under the revised strategy.
The festival organising committee has been working with Dr Yaso Nadarajah, who facilitated the first formal strategic planning meeting at Lake Bolac in December 2015. The committee members intend to work with Yaso and other partners to further develop this unique Festival of Place into a sustainable event for the long term.
This mainly volunteer committee is proud to have been instrumental in delivering the festival in Lake Bolac for the benefit of the whole region. The strategic plan will enable the committee to take up new challenges and grasp new opportunities, and ensure the Lake Bolac Eel Festival will become a permanent fixture on the art, music, environmental and Indigenous scene in South West Victoria.