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Liveability – Reports

Ordinary Meeting - 12 February 2014


Rachel Lee, Manager Major Projects

Responsible Director

Stan Liacos, Director City Futures

Summary/Purpose The purpose of this report is to recommend that the new Bendigo Theatre being constructed at the site of the former Bendigo Gaol be named Ulumbarra Theatre, and that Ulumbarra Theatre be submitted to the Office of Geographic Names (Victoria) for official gazettal. Policy Context Council Plan: 1.2. Significant projects that will transform the City over time are completed as planned. 1.2.3 Continue development of the Community Theatre by working with DEECD and BSSC to achieve a mutually agreed name, construction program and budget that encompasses streetscape / public realm design and documentation. Background Information For some four years now, an “all levels of government” collaboration has developed that will see the realisation of a long-held civic dream in Bendigo – an A-Grade 1,000-seat Community Theatre. The main uses for the community theatre would be from and for: •

Bendigo Senior Secondary College – assemblies, productions and their performing arts teaching program;

Other schools from across the region including La Trobe and Monash Universities, Bendigo TAFE, Catholic College Bendigo, Girton Grammar Bendigo, Crusoe, Weeroona, Eaglehawk and BSE Junior Secondary Colleges, Victory and Creek Street Christian Colleges, and various Primary Schools - for productions, concerts, speech and awards nights, graduations etc;

Entertainment – Music concerts, performing arts, dance productions, comedy etc;

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