NSW Government funding for Griffith Regional Theatre refurbishment

Member for Murray Austin Evans has welcomed $165,000 in NSW Government funding for the refurbishment of amenities and facilities at the Griffith Regional Theatre.

Mr Evans said the project will include refurbishments at the theatre to enhance the comfort and safety of areas used by performing artists and the general public.

“Project works include renovations to accessible amenities and the upgrade of dressing rooms that have not been modified for 30 years, including bathroom renovations and kitchenette facilities,” Mr Evans said.

“These upgrades will be contemporary and professional, enhance the comfort of patrons and performers, and will ensure the facilities are accessible to any community member or visitor”.

Pictured: (L-R) Griffith Mayor John Dal Broi, Theatre Manager Raina Savage and Austin

Griffith Mayor John Dal Broi said the funds would allow the venue to offer the highest quality service possible.

“This renovation work will make a big difference to this well-utilised facility,” Cr Dal Broi said.

“It's exciting for the theatre and the whole community.

“Council is pleased to support cultural activities by helping to provide and maintain creative spaces such as the Griffith Regional Theatre."

Minister for Racing Paul Toole said the project is funded through the Clubgrants Category 3 infrastructure grants program.  

“Over $50 million in Clubgrants infrastructure funding is being provided in the current term of government for projects across sport and recreation, emergency preparedness, and arts and culture,” Mr Toole said.  

“These grants are funded through a rebate on the state’s registered clubs’ gaming machines to reinvest profits back into community projects.

Mr Toole said the NSW Government is pleased to provide this funding which is delivering modern facilities so local communities across NSW can enjoy a wider range of cultural experiences.

“We improved the program in 2017 by giving community organisations more chances to apply for a wider range of projects,” he said.

“New funding ranges are encouraging more diverse projects, and a streamlined application process is cutting red tape and allowing for faster assessment.”