Cr Wines is pleased to announce that Halloween on Blackwood Street, Mitchelton will be centrally funded by the Lord Mayor in his budget for the first time. Halloween on Blackwood Street will join other local festivals centrally funded by the Lord Mayor’s budget including: the Keperra Christmas Carols, Ferny Grove Festival and the Ferny Grove Christmas Carols. President of the Blackwood Street Chamber of Commerce Lee Hurst assisted in running the Halloween event last year. Ms Hurst said the funding was vital to keep community events running. “It is a fantastic outcome and we really appreciate Council’s support,” she said. Cr Wines said festival funding was not only important to connect members of the community but also to showcase and promote local events across North West Brisbane.