Economic contribution of Music Venues in NSW

In December 2020, Tim Long from Hawkridge Entertainment Services was engaged by Music NSW to determine the economic impact of live music venues in NSW. The findings of the report were based on previous economic assessments of the live music industry as well as data gathered through a survey conducted in December 2020. Music NSW[…]

Coffs Harbour City Council – Community & Cultural Facilities Plan 2021 – 2031

Coffs Harbour City Council recently adopted the Community & Cultural Facilities Plan 2021 – 2031 written by Hawkridge Entertainment Services. The Plan aims to adopt a strategic approach to the future development of community & cultural infrastructure in the Coffs Harbour LGA. Facilities analysed in this Plan include buildings owned or managed by Council such[…]

launch of the Alex Theatre

Economic Impact of the Alex Theatre, St Kilda

Alex Read Theatre Performances Inc. engaged Hawkridge Entertainment Services to determine the economic impact of the Alex Theatre in St Kilda. The analysis of the economic impact of the Alex Theatre, St Kilda calculated the size of the economic impact that the venue has on the local economy. The research set out to identify and[…]

Venue Management Software

Venue bookings software selection

The City of Ryde council engaged Hawkridge Entertainment Services to assist in the review of venue management bookings software requirements for the community and cultural facilities in Ryde. The aim of venue bookings systems is to manage all business operations and streamline the booking process. Venue bookings software coordinates the internal and external bookings of[…]

Minerva Theatre

Minerva Theatre Feasibility Study

The Minerva Theatre Feasibility Study had the principal aim of investigating whether a refurbished Minerva Theatre would be a viable performance space in the Sydney market. The Hawkridge Entertainment Services report completed for Create NSW and the City of Sydney also utilised Nick Tobin from Networked Urban Solutions. The report is available to download from[…]

Image of the refurbished Victoria Theatre in Newcastle

Economic Impact of the Victoria Theatre, Newcastle

Century Venues engaged Hawkridge Entertainment Services to research and analyse of the potential economic impact of the Victoria Theatre in Newcastle. The economic modelling in the report found that in 2020 dollars a revived Victoria Theatre will, by its third year of operation, generate a positive economic impact of $13,613,219 per annum ongoing. The report[…]

Picton Performing Arts Centre

Wollondilly Community, Cultural & Civic Precinct Strategic Review

The Strategic Review advised Wollondilly Shire Council the most appropriate type of performance venue for the new development which is being undertaken as part of the Wollondilly Community, Cultural & Civic Precinct project in Picton. It also included preliminary operational financial modelling for the first year of operation. Summary of Services Delivered The study was[…]

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Marian St Theatre Business Case

Ku-ring-gai Council engaged Hawkridge Entertainment Services to review and update the business case for the proposed redevelopment of the Marian St Theatre in Killara. Methodology The study had three key actions: Analysis of the current business case; Updating of the business case; and Finalisation of a report. Analysis of current Business CaseReview of the current[…]

Georges River Sporting Museum

Georges River Sporting Museum Feasibility Study

Tim Long and Frank Howarth from Hawkridge Entertainment Services were engaged by Georges River Council to undertake a feasibility Study on developing a Sporting Museum in the Georges river area. The Georges River Sporting Museum Feasibility Study analysed the proposed space for the sporting museum in terms of size and type of function that was[…]

Issues and Options Paper for the Performing Arts

Issues and Options Paper

Coffs Harbour City Council engaged Hawkridge Entertainment Services to deliver an Issues and Options Paper for Performing Arts Spaces (Indoor and Outdoor).  The study involved reviewing and analysing a variety of outdoor and indoor locations across the Coffs Harbour Local Government Area (LGA) including: performing arts venues; event spaces; conference facilities; community spaces; and outdoor[…]