Community & Business

2 May, 2024

Amphitheatre lease granted

A 10-YEAR lease has been granted to the Kuranda Amphitheatre Society so it can take the unique facility to new heights over the next decade.

Amphitheatre lease granted - feature photo

The society has held the lease since 1994 and was recently granted another 10 years from Mareeba Shire Council.

Earlier this year, the society held three community consultation sessions with a view to “shape the masterplan for the amphitheatre’s next decade and beyond”.

Working bees are also being held every month on second Sunday between 10am and 1pm, with volunteers invited to help with painting, gardening and cleaning around the facility.

Mayor Angela Toppin said Covid 19 had been “really devastating” for the amphitheatre’s operations.

“To see the re-emergence and the strong committee is very favourable,” she said.

Cr Nipper Brown also commended the society for “all the good work and entertainment happening there”.

Cr Amy Braes said the security of having the 10-year lease would enable the society to “strategically plan for the future”.

 The Kuranda Amphitheatre Society has held a lease over the land since 4 May 1994.

Council supports the society by providing highly subsidised community tenure of the facility and associated land.  


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