Temora Shire Council has been successful in receiving funding of $7,500 to deliver their upgrades to the Temora Town Hall theatre thanks to the NSW Government’s Creative Capital program.
Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke said that the Temora community has welcomed the NSW Government’s investment in improving arts and cultural venues to be fit-for-purpose for the community, enhancing access and supporting the local economy.
“This project will see the current theatre sound processor replaced, upgrading the equipment to be in line with digital cinema standards,” Ms Cooke said.
“This equipment upgrade will deliver state-of-the-art improvements and ensure our local audiences and visitors enjoy high-quality cultural experiences. I am delighted the NSW Government has made this possible for Temora.”
Temora Shire Council Mayor, Cr Rick Firman said Temora Town Hall Theatre is integral to the fabric of the Temora Shire community. The facility is community run by volunteers and provides local residents and visitors alike with access to the latest release movies and productions.
“This grant will enable the upgrade of the sound system, further enhancing the theatre experience for patrons and ensuring that the experience is comparable to that available in metropolitan locations,” Mr Firman said.
This is just one of three projects across the electorate sharing in a total of $11.7 million in funding under the second round of Minor Works and Equipment Projects.
Minister Franklin said this Creative Capital funding will pay dividends for the community by delivering a much-needed facility upgrade.
“This investment in cultural infrastructure is recognition of the valuable role arts and culture plays in the community,” Mr Franklin said.
“The NSW Government’s $72 million Creative Capital program aims to boost equity and access to arts and culture facilities for the people of NSW. With 165 projects across the state, more people will have access to top-class arts and cultural experiences.”
“It’s projects like this that will see the many museums, galleries, performance spaces and Aboriginal Cultural Centres and Keeping Places across NSW be venues their communities can continue to be proud of,” Mr Franklin said.
Further details on the Creative Capital program are available on the Create NSW website at www.create.nsw.gov.au.