News: Venues

Study shows local government behind more than a quarter of Australia’s arts and cultural investment

Local Government contributes more than a quarter of total national expenditure on Australian arts and cultural activities, according to a new study. Demonstrating the increased importance…

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Sep 15, 2019 Arts / Attractions / Culture / Events / Finance /


Cairns Performing Arts Centre sees rise in attendance and ticket sales

Over 55,000 people attended the new Cairns Performing Arts Centre (CPAC) in its first six months of operation, generating more than $2.5 million in ticket sales. Since its gala opening on…

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Sep 13, 2019 Arts / Culture / Entertainment / Venues /


New recreation facilities proposed for Christchurch

Christchurch City Council has agreed on a spatial plan for redeveloping Lancaster Park and on the scope of Hornby’s new library, customer services, recreation and sport centre. The…

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Sep 13, 2019 Recreation / Sport / Venues /


AOC’s Coates suggests Brisbane won’t need 80,000 seat stadium for Olympics hosting

Australian Olympic Committee President John Coates has suggested that Brisbane will not need an 80,000 capacity athletics stadium to host the 2032 Olympics if the south east Queensland bid…

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Sep 13, 2019 Events / Sport / Venues /


Protests lead to postponement of Hong Kong Open WTA Tour event

This year’s Hong Kong Open, an international-tier tournament on the Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) Tour, has been postponed amid ongoing anti-government protests in the city.…

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Sep 13, 2019 Events / Security / Sport / Tourism / Venues /


Brisbane Showgrounds hosts Australia’s biggest animal adoption event

Held by RSPCA Queensland, tomorrow’s Big Adopt Out (14th September) will see some of the state’s best rescue groups and a huge variety of cats and dogs gather in Brisbane…

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Sep 13, 2019 Education / Events / Venues /


AFL finals tickets packages removed from sale amid scalping claims

AFL finals tickets offered for sale at more than 10% of their face value - in breach of Victoria’s anti scalping laws - have been removed from sale amid an investigation into alleged…

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Sep 13, 2019 Hospitality / Legal / Sport / Ticketing / Venues /


UK Competition Authority clears planned merger between AEG Facilities and SMG

The UK’s Competition and Markets Authority has announced that it has cleared the proposed merger between global entertainment giants AEG Facilities and SMG. Announced in February,…

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Sep 12, 2019 Entertainment / Events / Finance / Sport / Venues /


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