NSW GOVERNMENT FUNDING FOR UPGRADE TO CONSERVATORIUM
Member for Lismore, Thomas George has welcomed $221,088 in NSW Government funding for the Northern Rivers Conservatorium Arts Centre Inc in Lismore.
Mr George said the project will include improvements to access to its historic building through the installation of a lift servicing all three floors, internal ramps and upgrade of amenities
“I’m pleased our Government has been able to contribute to this project which will benefit our community for decades to come by making it easier for people to enjoy local arts and cultural experiences.
“Currently, any members of the community with limited mobility through disability, old-age, ill-health or injury are only able to access the ground floor of the Conservatorium.
“The 18 stairs leading to the first floor and further 32 stairs leading to the top floor of the building pose an impossible barrier to participation in the music education and performance programs offered by the Conservatorium,” Mr George said.
“The funding is from the NSW Government’s Infrastructure Grants supported by the Clubgrants Category 3 program.
“Over $50 million in Clubgrants funding is being provided in the current term of government for local community infrastructure projects across arts and culture, sport and recreation and emergency preparedness.
“These grants are funded through a rebate on the state’s registered clubs’ gaming machines to reinvest profits back into community projects.”