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26 August

26 August

Central Coast Conservatorium of Music

The Central Coast Conservatorium of Music welcomed Parliamentary Secretary for the Central Coast and Member for Terrigal, Adam Crouch this morning to look over the progress of the $2million upgrade and restoration of its premises at 45 Mann Street. Mr Crouch was impressed with how quickly the work was proceeding and commended the Conservatorium board and management for their excellent oversight of the project. When the Premier visited the Central Coast Conservatorium of Music last September, she told everyone to hop to it, and its fantastic to see this $2 million project proceeding so quickly, Mr Crouch said.

Claire Braund, Chair of the CCCM Premises and Building Committee said the organisation was very pleased with the progress of the work to date particularly the new, rust and leak free roof and the bonus discovery of some interesting historical artefacts in the ceiling cavity, including some early 20thC Police Gazettes. The heritage value of this building is significant, so the entire project team is taking much care to ensure we get it right. To this end we are working closely with heritage consultants RKH and Councils heritage officers on all aspects of the work and with the architect and builder to document the restoration and upgrade work.

Patrick Brennan, Artistic Director with the Conservatorium said the impact on teachers, staff and the wider Conservatorium community would be significant with the addition of new teaching studios, offices and amenities and restoring and retouching the wonderful Robert Knox Hall and other rooms in the 19th Century building. The Conservatorium is privileged to be the custodian of this building and to know it continues to be used every day by people from across the Central Coast to further musical education and performance opportunities in our community. Read the full story here centralcoastconservatorium.com.au/announcements/great-gains-being-made-at-central-coast-conservatorium .

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