Nationals Member for Lismore Thomas George congratulates the Northern Rivers Performing Arts Inc on its successful application for support under NSW's Arts Funding Program (AFP).

Mr George said the Minister for the Arts, George Souris MP has approved from the NSW Government's Regional Capital program for cultural facilities $100,000 for the capital redevelopment the City Hall, which will include the upgrade of lighting and seating to improve audience experience and repeat visitation.

"Regional Capital funding is designed to support capital infrastructure projects which promote participation in, and access to, arts and cultural activities by diverse communities.

"Arts NSW contribute up to 50 per cent of the cost of a project to successful organisations.

"The NSW Government is committed to providing opportunities for people in regional NSW to participate in arts and cultural activities.

Mr George said the Arts Funding Program (AFP) plays an integral part in the development of the State's artistic community.

"The NSW Government is committed to helping grow a creative, diverse and strong arts and cultural sector that encourages excellence, innovation and boosts our economy," Mr George said.

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