Hon John Castrilli MLA

Hon John Castrilli MLA

Former Minister for Local Government; Heritage; Citizenship and Multicultural Interests

    Spotlight on Stage Left restoration

    21/10/2011 12:00 AM
    • $220,000 State Government grant restores Stage Left Theatre
    • To date, more than $2.6m provided to assist with earthquake repairs

    State Government funding has assisted in restoring the earthquake-damaged home of the Stage Left Theatre Troupe in Boulder.

    Heritage Minister John Castrilli visited Boulder today to view the progress of the restoration of the historic Burt Street precinct, damaged in the April 2010 earthquake.

    Stage Left Theatre is located in part of the historic 120-year-old former Tattersall’s Hotel, on the corner of Burt and Lane streets, Boulder.

    “The completion of the works to Stage Left Theatre provides a clear signal that the restoration of the Boulder area is under way,” Mr Castrilli said.

    “To date, $2,626,743 has been provided through the State Government’s Goldfields Earthquake Restoration Fund directly to owners of damaged heritage buildings, to assist with the cost of repairs and conservation work, and insurance excesses.

    “A further $412,857 has been spent on indirect assistance, including professional services and providing expert advice to owners.”

    The Minister said Stage Left Theatre Troupe were in the process of purchasing the building when the earthquake hit, causing part of the front parapet to collapse and the remaining parapet wall to rotate and dislodge from the building.

    State Left Theatre Troupe applied for a $220,000 grant under the scheme to repair the earthquake damage and undertake much-needed conservation work to the building.

    Eyre MLA Dr Graham Jacobs said the grant provided assistance to a highly-valued community-based organisation that worked extremely hard to raise the funding to purchase the building and did not let the earthquake deter them.
           Fact File
    • State Government provided $5million to assist owners to repair and conserve historic buildings damaged in the April 2010 earthquake
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