City of Port Phillip offers new 3,000 capacity concert hall for St Kilda

By on September 6, 2021 0

The City of Port Phillip in Melbourne has submitted a proposal to build a 3,000-seat concert hall near the St Kilda foreshore.

As part of the Council’s St Kilda Triangle redevelopment project, the proposal will see the City of Port Phillip lobby for funding to develop the land adjacent to the famous Palais Theater, which was recently used as a pop-up site. April Sun of the city. concert series.

The proposed site will also be accompanied by an underground car park, pavilion and children’s park as part of the Council’s plans to reshape the cultural perception of the St Kilda area following several recent closures of Site (s.

Noting that the project will serve as “a boost in the arm” for the foreshore enclosure, Port Phillip City Councilor Andrew Bond said St Kilda had experienced economic hardship due to the absence of international backpackers, the Herald Sun said. we’re not going to have backpackers overseas for a while so a project like this would definitely bring a lot of Victorians to St Kilda.

“There is a gap in the Melbourne market for a mid-size stand-up concert hall. Somewhere between your local pub and the tennis center, for those who can draw crowds of 2,000 to 3,000 people.

“We’ll make the decision to consider doing something on the triangle, but we need the cost, we need the process, we need to know if there’s an interest, which I think there is. “

Last week, the Council announced a foreclosure aid program to support local venues and promoters who had lost revenue due to concert cancellations, with up to $ 5,000 per week being made available to parties. eligible.

Images: St Kilda Palace Theater (above) and part of the concept of the Port Phillip City 2020 St Kilda Triangle Redevelopment Project (below).

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