Timeline and designs
Kempsey Cinema

Project timeline

  • October 2014 - Council resolve to apply to Federal Government national Stronger Regions Fund, for assistance to construct a cinema in Kempsey
  • November 2015 - Council commission a community survey to investigate cinema usage and level of community support
  • December 2015 - Council is successful in a second round application for $2m in Federal funding through the National Stronger Regions Fund
  • February 2016 - Resolution of Council to seek Office of Local Government approval to enter into a Public Private Partnership model, to support operation of the cinema
  • May 2016 - Expression of Interest for cinema operators advertised¬†
  • September 2016 - Development Application lodged for cinema construction
    Negotiations underway with preferred operator
  • May 2017 - Updated construction schedule available

Design concepts

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