$15 Million for Albury to take centre stage
The show will go on at the new-look Albury Entertainment Centre, thanks to $15 million funding from the NSW Government.
Deputy Premier and Minister for Regional NSW Paul Toole said the investment wold help the lives of communities on both sides of the Murray River.
"Today's announcement will support the expansion of the convention wind at the centre, which will provide new pre-function spaces, offices, meeting rooms, an upgraded theatrette, an upgraded loading dock and a multipurpose events space." Mr Toole said.
"The upgrades will cement Albury as a cultural hub and is all about making our border communities better places to visit, live and do business."
Member for Albury Justin Clancy said the Albury Entertainment Centre upgrades will help attract regional, national and international showcases, lifting the profile of conferences, events, shows and festivals.
"Located between Melbourne, Sydney and Canberra, the Albury Entertainment Centre will act as a great drawcard for the region, encouraging a higher spend per visitor at local businesses, " Mr Clancy said.
Albury City Mayor Kylie King said the funds will support the redevelopment of Albury's much loved Entertainment Centre.
"The Entertainment Centre is a major tourism, cultural and business venue for our city, which makes an important contribution to the lifestyle and economic vibrancy of the greater Albury Wodonga region," she said.
"I'm delighted that the NSW Government is able to assist us with this exciting project, bringing the building into the future and making it even more attractive to businesses looking for an events venue."
The Albury Entertainment Centre Redevelopment is jointly funded by the NSW Government ($15 million), the Australian Government ($10 million), and the Albury City Council ($5 million).