UNFINISHED BUSINESS: Architect Ann Gee and builder Rick Wilson inspect the site where the Coffs Harbour Regional Conservatorium performance area should be.
UNFINISHED BUSINESS: Architect Ann Gee and builder Rick Wilson inspect the site where the Coffs Harbour Regional Conservatorium performance area should be. Contributed

First stage Conservatorium set

THE Coffs Harbour Regional Conservatorium will move into its new premises despite not having the funds to fully complete the project.

While the Stage 1 re-development of their new site in the Bray Street complex is complete and ready to go, the performance area remains bare due to a cash shortfall.

“We need $400,000 or we can’t complete our performance space,” director Carol Hellmers said.

“It’s ready for re-fit and waiting to go but we just don’t have the money.”

She said the class and rehearsal spaces and public foyer are open and ready for use but it could be a while before Coffs Harbour sees a new performance space.

“There’s only so much we can do as a small, not-for-profit organisation,” Ms Hellmers said. “We are extremely grateful for the community support we have received so far but it will be quite a challenge raising the remainder of the funds.”

With nothing but praise for local community efforts, Ms Hellmers said what they need is support from the State and Federal governments.

For more information on the campaign or to donate phone the conservatorium on 6652 1592.



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