With approximately three weeks until the 2018 Energy Breakthrough, event preparations have ramped up and the countdown is on.
The 2018 event will be staged in Maryborough at Princes Park from 21 to 25 November.
Held annually in the Central Goldfields Shire, the award-winning event is the largest and most significant event on our local events calendar:
Central Goldfields Shire Administrator Hugh Delahunty said the significance of the Energy Breakthrough could not be underestimated.
“The benefits of this major event are two-fold. Not only does it inspire students from across Australia to embrace learning and be creative and innovative but it also brings important tourism dollars to our community.
“Accommodation is at capacity, our restaurants and cafes are busy and other local businesses enjoy the flow on effects that only an event of this size and calibre can bring.
“We look forward to welcoming around 8,000 students as well as their families and friends to our community in November.”
The Energy Breakthrough is a joint initiative of Central Goldfields Shire Council and Country Education Project.
It is also made possible thanks to sponsorship from the State Government, VicRoads, La Trobe University, Central Highlands Water, True Foods and the Country Education Partnership.