Capital expenditure review - newcastle art gallery

Capital Expenditure Review – Newcastle Art Gallery

Newcastle City Council engaged Hawkridge Entertainment Services to complete a Capital Expenditure Review (CER) for the Newcastle Art Gallery expansion project. A CER is required to be completed by Council where it is undertaking a project with a cost in excess of $1 million (GST exclusive). It aims to ensure that a council’s evaluation of the[…]

Central Coast Stadium

Stadium Management Rights – Central Coast Mariners FC

The Central Coast Mariners FC engaged Hawkridge Entertainment Services to assist in the preparation of their response to the tender for stadium management rights of Central Coast Stadium. Central Coast Council recently conducted a tender for the management rights of the Stadium. Central Coast Stadium (known originally as Grahame Park) is located in Gosford in the Central[…]

Sydney Fringe festival - Activation economic impact

Activation Economic Impact – Sydney Fringe Festival

The Sydney Fringe Festival engaged Hawkridge Entertainment Services to calculate the potential additional economic impact that a new activation would deliver. Each year the impact of the Sydney Fringe Festival is measured through surveys and an economic impact assessment. The report analysed the following: Total (gross) and created (net) expenditure in Sydney supported by the[…]

Coffs Harbour Entertainment Venue

Coffs Harbour Entertainment Venue

Coffs Harbour City Council engaged Hawkridge Entertainment Services to complete a scoping and feasibility study for the Coffs Harbour Entertainment Venue. Hawkridge Entertainment Services established a project consultancy team with Scott Carver (Architects), Networked Urban Solutions, Locale Consulting and WT Partnership (Quantity Surveyors) to successfully win the tender. The Study will provide Council with recommendations[…]

Cultural & Environmental Education Centre

Cultural and Environmental Education Centre

Ku-ring-gai Council engaged Hawkridge Entertainment Services to complete a business case for the St Ives Cultural and Environmental Education Centre. Located within the St Ives Showground precinct, the centre is an innovative structure which aims to blend into the environment with rammed earth components as well as incorporate the latest sustainability measures. The centre will[…]

Wollondilly Performing Arts Centre

Design Outcomes Review

Wollondilly Shire Council engaged Hawkridge Entertainment Services to undertake a Performing Arts Centre Design Outcomes Review. The review evaluated the current design of the proposed Performing Arts Centre which is being developed as part of the Community, Cultural & Civic Precinct. Specific focus included any impact on the operations and financials of the centre. The[…]

Minerva Theatre

Minerva Theatre Strategic Review

Hawkridge Entertainment Services completed the Minerva Theatre Strategic Review in August and September 2021. It’s aim was to further investigate whether a refurbished Minerva Theatre would be able to be successfully transformed into a viable performance space in the Sydney market. Additional site analysis was undertaken by the team (Hawkridge Entertainment Services, Scott Carver and[…]

Jetty Memorial Theatre

Jetty Memorial Theatre Strategic & Business Plan 2022-2026

Coffs Harbour City Council engaged Hawkridge Entertainment Services to complete a Strategic Plan and a Business Plan. Both Plans are for the next five years of operation (2022-2026) of the Jetty Memorial Theatre. Coffs Harbour City Council unanimously adopted the Strategic Plan 2021-2026 and the Business Plan 2021-2026 for the Jetty Memorial Theatre. At its[…]

Sanctuary Point Library render from front

Sanctuary Point Library Capital Expenditure Review

Shoalhaven City Council engaged Hawkridge Entertainment Services and Networked Urban Solutions to complete a Capital Expenditure Review for the planned Sanctuary Point Library project. The Sanctuary Point Library project will provide a new library and community facility for the growing population of the Bay and Basin area. Located in the Sanctuary Point Town Centre, the[…]

economic impact of live music venues in NSW

Economic impact 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 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 MusicNSW[…]

Woolgoolga Art Gallery

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[…]

Alex Theatre, St Kilda from the front entrance

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[…]