Money for schoolies

SCHOOLIES in the Whitsundays will be better equipped this year with more facilities for students and supervised events which aim to have a better impact on the community during the students' visit.

The Department of Communities has given the Whitsunday Schoolies Advisory Committee $40,000 in extra funding.

A Whitsunday Regional Council spokesperson said the community would benefit from the funds to provide schoolies' with supervised drug and alcohol free activities.

The spokesperson said it was hoped the new activities would have less of a negative impact on the town during the schoolies period.

The money is planned to go toward Schoolies Central which will offer free activities during the day including a bucking bull ride and a human fly run.

There will also be the free Red Frog Disco's offered every night during the schoolies event. Schoolies idol will take to the stage by the Lagoon most nights.

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