Port Macquarie Ironman event to take place on Father’s Day, despite council negotiations
The Ironman Australia event in Port Macquarie will go ahead on Father’s Day this year after negotiations between the council and organisers failed to produce an alternative date.
- The mayor wanted to reschedule the event to avoid a clash with Father’s Day
- Council CEO Clare Allen was given until 5pm today to reach an alternate date with Ironman Australia.
- She said alternative dates and routes were discussed, but time pressures meant neither could be altered
The event was originally scheduled for May 2020, but was delayed twice to May this year.
It then had to be postponed again — this time until September 5 — following devastating flooding in the area in March.
The latest decision came after an extraordinary meeting…