Cultural Venues shine in Burdekin 2020/21 Budget
Burdekin Cultural Venues and Libraries will continue to see a range of upgrades and improvements over the next 12 months, following the adoption of the 2020/21 Budget this morning.
Burdekin Shire Council Cultural Venues and Libraries will continue to see a range of upgrades and improvements over the next 12 months, following the adoption of the 2020/21 Budget this morning.
The Budget includes allocations for Library garden enhancements, public toilet refurbishment, Burdekin Theatre refurbishment and forecourt seating replacement.
Burdekin Shire Council Mayor Lyn McLaughlin said the continual improvements being made to Burdekin Cultural Venues and Library facilities reflected their important role in the community.
“While the past quarter has been incredibly difficult with our Cultural Venues closed to reduce the risk of COVID-19, we have seen more support for them than ever from locals all wanting to attend events as soon as it is safe and practical to do so,” Cr McLaughlin said.
“The Burdekin Library garden enhancement follows principles of Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED), which reduces the prevalence of vandalism and after hours anti-social behaviour. The public bathrooms, situated between the Burdekin Library and Burdekin Theatre, were quite dated and their refurbishment ensures they remain a high-quality backup amenity for Theatre patrons and Library visitors.
“Stage one of the Works for Queensland Burdekin Theatre refurbishment will facilitate the replacement of all gutters and downpipes, repainting walls, the repair of roof and cladding and refurbishment of the existing toilets. The forecourt will also have new seating installed to enhance the theatre experience for all patrons.
“Internally, the Cultural Venues’ ticketing system will also be replaced. The replacement ticketing software will give customers greater speed, accessibility and choice in purchasing tickets and provide staff with enhanced promotional capabilities and more efficiency in administration and finance processes behind the scenes.”
To access the Burdekin Shire Council 2020/21 Budget document, visit https://bit.ly/BDKBudget.