Conservatorium upgrade hits right note

NSW Nationals

The Coffs Harbour Regional Conservatorium is celebrating the completion of a significant upgrade thanks to $190,000 in funding from the former Nationals Government.

Nationals Member for Coffs Harbour Gurmesh Singh joined Conservatorium Chair Lesley Schoer, Acting Artistic Director Dr Glen Hodges, and other members of the Con team to officially mark the completion of the air conditioning replacement project.

Mr Singh said this upgrade, funded by the former Nationals Government’s Creative Capital Program, had delivered improved comfort for patrons and created a more welcoming environment for artists and visitors from diverse backgrounds.

“This funding boost has paid dividends for our community by providing much-needed improvements at our beloved Conservatorium,” said Mr Singh, Shadow Minister for Tourism, Emergency Services and the North Coast.

“The Conservatorium staff, teachers, students, visitors and patrons are now enjoying the benefits which are flowing from the full replacement of the ageing air-conditioning system for the performance space and facilities.

“This has been a wonderful investment in our cultural infrastructure on the Coffs Coast and it recognises the valuable role arts and culture are playing in our local community.

“This is all about providing first-class arts and cultural experiences by improving local venues.”

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