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Mittagong Memorial Hall and Playhouse on hold

May 21, 2024 9:13 am in by

Last week, the Federal Government announced the results of Round 1 of the Growing Regions Program.

Wingecarribee Shire Council’s application for funding to restore the Mittagong Memorial Hall and Playhouse was not successful.

Wingecarribee Shire Council submitted an EOI and a detailed business case to the Growing Regions Program in February 2024.

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As part of this Council provided extensive information, compelling justification and support for the project.

Despite best efforts, council was unsuccessful and without grant funding, the project is on hold.

Wingecarribee Shire Council’s Administrator Viv May stated “I am confident we will get a grant one way or another from the State or Federal Government and Council will be maintaining its 50% share in budgets in anticipation, but unfortunately, like everything else, the price will increase.”

The funding amount applied for was $4.3 million and would have helped bridge the funding gap Council requires to undertake the project.

Council will continue to seek further funding opportunities. All approvals are in place, and we’re ready to request tenders once funding is obtained.

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