$227,000 for Theatre, Memorial Hall upgrades

Burdekin Shire Council has budgeted $227,000 to upgrade two of the Shire’s most popular community venues.

The Burdekin Theatre and Burdekin Memorial Hall will both receive refurbishments so they can attract even more shows and events to the Burdekin.

The Burdekin Theatre will receive a $117,000 upgrade which will see it fitted with a new audio system in the foyer, enhanced stage communication and a new bar till system.

Burdekin Shire Council Mayor Lyn McLaughlin said Council was committed to growing the Burdekin Theatre’s reputation as a premier regional theatre venue in North Queensland.

“The Burdekin Theatre is the home of arts and entertainment in the Burdekin playing host to a diverse range of performances, conferences, meetings and many local events every year,” Cr McLaughlin said.

“The theatre is a fantastic asset for our local community and, through this upgrade, Council will continue to grow its potential.”

The Burdekin Memorial Hall will receive $110,000 worth of refurbishment works, including the replacement of tables and the installation of a stair climber to allow all ability access to the stage.

The building’s ageing gable roof is also being replaced.

“The Burdekin Memorial Hall has been at the heart of the district’s social scene for generations and hosts many events in the community, from balls and dance concerts to school formals, weddings and meetings,” Cr McLaughlin said.

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