Timeline and designs
Kempsey Cinema

The material and documents on this page mainly relate to the previous Public Private Partnership model and should be viewed in a historical context.

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

Artist impression of Smith Street exteriorArtist impression of foyerArtist impression of exterior from Smith Street Artist impression of foyer Artist impression of exterior

Historical information