APAX 2023 Conference

APAX 2023 Conference

Tim Long from Hawkridge Entertainment Services recently presented a workshop session on “Stepping through economic impact” at PAC Australia’s APAX 2023 conference in Cairns. The Australian Performing Arts Exchange (APAX) is the national market and professional development gathering of more than 450 performing arts workers to develop tours and cultivate the relationships that deliver presentation outcomes[…]

Hawkridge in regional NSW

Hawkridge in regional NSW

Thrilled to announce the successful completion of three distinctive projects by Hawkridge in regional NSW, underlining our commitment to delivering exceptional outcomes for regional clients. Broken Hill Civic Centre First, Broken Hill City Council engaged us to conduct a comprehensive business analysis and create a 10-year growth plan for the Broken Hill Civic Centre. Our objective was to[…]

Castle towers entertainment venue

QIC lodges plan for $568m mixed-use precinct in Sydney’s northwest

QIC (Queensland Investment Corporation), owners of Sydney’s Castle Towers shopping centre recently submitted a development application (DA) for a new $560m mixed-use lifestyle precinct that includes a live entertainment venue. Castle Towers first opened in 1982 and as owners QIC’s real estate arm undertook a $180 million expansion which opened in December 2019. It attracts[…]

Parramatta Riverside Theatres transformation

Stage set for Parramatta Riverside Theatres transformation

The stage is set for Parramatta Riverside Theatres transformation into Western Sydney’s pre-eminent arts and cultural precinct, with City of Parramatta Council recently approving the business case for its redevelopment. Hawkridge Entertainment Services completed the business case for the City of Parramatta. The redevelopment for the Riverside Theatre intends to deliver: The total seating capacity[…]

Hawkridge assists with CLIRP flood funding

Hawkridge assists with CLIRP flood funding

Create NSW has engaged Hawkridge Entertainment Services to assist applicants to the Community Local Infrastructure Recovery Package (CLIRP) – Arts and Culture Priority Needs flood funding Program. The funding is designed to help the arts and cultural sector rebuild and recover and while at the same time provide arts and cultural experiences that are crucial[…]

Creative capital

Create NSW – Creative Capital fund

Tim Long from Hawkridge Entertainment Services recently assisted Create NSW by completing a short webinar giving tips for completing business cases for the Creative Capital – Medium to Large Project program. Tim is a member of the Cultural Infrastructure Advisory Board, appointed by the NSW Minister for the Arts, currently The Hon. (Ben) Benjamin Cameron[…]

VMA logo back to business

VMA Back to Business – Hawkridge

Hawkridge Entertainment Services has recently featured as part of the VMA Back to Business campaign. The VMA’s Back to Business showcases the great Allied Members who are delivering reopening and recovery SOLUTIONS for the Venue Management industry and venues across Australia. In this time of uncertainty and change, it is critical for venues and organisations[…]

Jetty Memorial Theatre

Coffs Harbour Council unanimously adopts strategic plans

Coffs Harbour City Council recently unanimously adopted the Strategic Plan 2021-2026 and the Business Plan 2021-2026 for the Jetty Memorial Theatre. Hawkridge Entertainment Services delivered a Strategic Plan and a Business Plan for the Jetty Memorial Theatre for the next five years. At its meeting of 24 June 2021, Council resolved to place the Draft[…]

Minerva Theatre from the outside

Minerva Theatre in the news

A recent article in the Sydney Morning Herald has outlined the concept plans commissioned by the NSW government for the Minerva Theatre and delivered by Hawkridge Entertainment Services. They show that refurbishment of the 1930s art deco gem could accommodate a seated audience of 1000, the optimal number at which producers believe they can make[…]

Minerva Theatre Potts Point

Hawkridge delivers Strategic Review of the Minerva Theatre

In September 2021, following the initial production of the Minerva Theatre Feasibility Study, Hawkridge Entertainment Services undertook further work on the proposal for a 1,000 seat theatre on the site by completing a strategic review. Produced for Create NSW, Hawkridge Entertainment Services worked with Networked Urban Solutions and Scott Carver to deliver the second report.[…]

Venue Design - Ryde Central Community and Cultural Hub

New Heart of Ryde Project continues to progress

The New Heart of Ryde Project continues to progress forward. City of Ryde Council released time-lapse footage showing the former seven-storey council chambers and staff offices were recently dismantled floor-by-floor. The revamped site will comprise council chambers, public meeting rooms, offices, childcare facilities, shops, and a public plaza. It will also include a multipurpose community[…]