Sunshine Coast’s business events sector to be boosted by $6m redevelopment of Caloundra Events Centre
The money will go towards a foyer refurbishment; box office, bar counters and function room upgrades; acoustic upgrades to theatre walls and ceiling; and dividing walls between main theatre and Glasshouse Room, in addition to other upgrades.
Mayor Mark Jamieson welcomed the Federal Government’s announcement that the council’s application for $3 million under the Building Better Regions Fund had been successful.
“With council’s $3 million contribution, this $6 million The Events Centre redevelopment will include upgrades and enhancements to the existing building to ensure the venue continues to offer a premium level of service,” Jamieson said.
“The Events Centre is one of the Sunshine Coast’s largest venues and it welcomes national and international performing artists.
“The proposed redevelopment will enable The Events Centre to continue to attract top end entertainment and performances, whilst offering our residents access to an array of cultural opportunities and business events that are an incredibly important part of the economic and social fabric of our region.
“The opportunity to attend a major business expo or conference is increasingly a part of what our visitors are looking to experience and this will be supported by the redevelopment of The Events Centre. In fact, the five national conferences held at The Events Centre last financial year injected almost $2 million to our regional economy.”