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June 3, 2021

Source: Vennu

Hunter’s Hill Council gets into events spirit with new listings on Vennu

Hunter’s Hill Council is making it easier for the community to utilise venues and leaning into the pent-up consumer demand for holding events by being the first local council to list spaces for hire on the community spaces booking platform Vennu.

The council has listed three spaces at the Henley Community Centre (formerly the bowling club) and the Hunters Hill Town Hall as a demonstration of its commitment to community engagement. Vennu CEO Suzanne Campbell said that Hunter’s Hill Council is the first such organisation to cater to the upswing in events as public health regulations allow for staging in a COVID-safe way.

“We ran research with 1200 consumers in 2020 that indicated, even then, that 70 per cent were confident of running a safe and successful event in the future,” said Campbell. “Currently around 50 per cent of people are looking to hire unique community spaces for events, and this is likely to hit 75 per cent by the end of this year. We are seeing bookings increase markedly, and a lot of demand for affordable community spaces, particularly for milestone birthday parties, kids’ events, and engagement parties.”

Campbell puts the interest in community and outdoor spaces such as Hunters Hill’s down to the combined effects of last year’s bushfires and the COVID pandemic. “People are still looking to support local businesses rather than big corporate chains,” she said. “As well, the impacts of COVID mean that people are also looking for outdoor areas for events. Hunters Hill’s Henley Community Centre, for instance, fills that need nicely.”

To celebrate the listing of Hunters Hill spaces on the Vennu platform, Vennu is offering to reimburse booking costs to a maximum of $250 the first five who book an event for the Hunters Hill listings. Be quick – this offer will only apply to the first five bookings.

Those interested in booking a space should go to vennu.com.au. Organisations wishing to list their space or obtain more information should contact Vennu on 1800 549 811 or email support@vennu.net.

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Hunter’s Hill Council

22 Alexandra Street, Hunters Hill NSW 2110
PO Box 21, Hunters Hill NSW 2110
Tel: (02) 9879 9400
E: customerservice@huntershill.nsw.gov.au
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