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A major upgrade to sound and lighting equipment and technology, a new theatre roof and design plans for an expansion of the convention wing are planned for 2019-20.
We’re investing $500k in replacing the Theatre’s original terracotta tile roof and gutters, which (at 50 years old) is leaking in heavy rain events. This maintenance will extend the life of our building and ensure a more comfortable (and dry) experience for our patrons.
We’re also upgrading the sound and lighting equipment throughout the venue. This $50k spend will keep our technology up-to-date, an essential requirement in remaining competitive/viable in the events and entertainment marketplace. This year the focus will be on:
A further $12k will be spent on new style conference tables, to provide flexibility and versatility in how we set-up rooms for clients.
We've also committed $5M over the next four years towards an $18.5M redevelopment of the Convention Wing, with the balance to be sought from government funding.
The project includes: