Member for Port Macquarie, Leslie Williams has welcomed $135,777 in NSW Government funding to upgrade the lighting at Port Macquarie’s Glasshouse.
Mrs Williams said the project will include upgrades to the theatre’s existing halogen lighting to provide energy savings and reduce labour costs for staging artistic and entertainment events by professional organisations and community groups.
“I’m pleased our Government has been able to fund this upgrade which will benefit our community for decades to come by making it easier for people to enjoy local arts and cultural experiences,” Mrs Williams said.
“The funding is from the NSW Government’s Infrastructure Grants supported by the ClubGRANTS Category 3 program.
“Over $50 million in ClubGRANTS funding is being provided in the current term of government for local community infrastructure projects across arts and culture, sport and recreation and emergency preparedness.
“These grants are funded through a rebate on the state’s registered clubs’ gaming machines to reinvest profits back into community projects,” Mrs Williams said.
Port Macquarie-Hastings Council Mayor, Peta Pinson said, “Council is very pleased to receive this funding support from the NSW Government.
“The enhancements as a result of the grant will help decrease operating costs and ensure the sustainability of this great community venue. It will also allow an improved service to, and experience for, local and visiting performers.”
Minister for Racing Paul Toole said the latest round of arts and culture infrastructure funding has seen 13 projects across NSW chosen from a strong field of more than 90 applicants.
“These innovative projects will support construction of high quality, well designed infrastructure to provide more enriching arts and cultural experiences for local residents and visitors alike,” Mr Toole said.
Posted on 29 Tue, August, 2017
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