We are very pleased to share this letter from NSW National Trust outlining why the amended DA for The Regent Theatre is not a reasonable development. We must ensure we save this theatre, whilst we can, and we thank the National Trust for their support in recognising Mudgee's Theatre significance.
You may be aware that the Regent Theatre DA scheduled to be considered by the Land and Environment Court later this year has again been amended. Revive the Regent Theatre Mudgee Inc. strongly opposes the latest proposal. The Developer's DA and plan claims: "Existing Theatre to be Retained and Upgraded". We feel it is important to clarify, this is not so: The stage will be demolished, along with associated facilities such as the fly tower. The majestic Proscenium Arch will be altered. The "new stage" will only be half the size, much lower and is described as a "mobile thrust stage" comprising 15 modules, which will be stored in a small shed in the car park. There will be a solid wall construc
Join us as we screen 'Mudgee and it's Regent Theatre' by Professor Ross Thorne followed by an update from Revive The Regent Theatre Mudgee Inc.
'Mudgee and its Regent Theatre" (2009) provides a visual description of the town, and its cinematic history, culminating in an exploration of the Regent Theatre that was closed and up for sale in 2009. The video was shot during a special festival of films as a way of promoting the sale.
We have been advised that amended development application plans are now on exhibition at Mid-Western Regional Council and open for public comment until Friday 30 August 2019. The amended plans reduce the scale of the development. No parking is now proposed on the Anglican Church site and thirty-nine (39) on-site parking spaces are proposed. The existing theatre auditorium will be retained and converted for use as a function room. Thirty-four hotel rooms are proposed at the rear of the theatre and on the Short St site. The building will have three (3) levels and step down to the rear so that it has a two-storey appearance from Short Street. A copy of the development application proposal is av