Earthquake strengthening and facility improvements to the Lawson Field Theatre.
Improvements include: roof and cladding; drainage; firewall with neighbouring building; seating and access; and theatre system.
May 2018 - Council has given the green light to proceed with a $3.6 million upgrade of the Lawson Field Theatre.
Construction is likely to begin in July and estimated to take 13 months to complete.
$1.1m Council contribution. Total project budget $3m projected costs.
$350k grant - Lotteries Commission for earthquake strengthening.
$417k grant - Ministry of Arts Culture & Health for earthquake strengthening.
Council staff will investigate community funding options