February 2017

The Showground – bringing movie premieres to Western Sydney

In December, Council resolved to commence the Master Plan to transform the Showground into a ‘Centre of Excellence’, which will provide sporting and cultural facilities to the City.

Tonight, I am advising Councillors that I am asking staff to investigate the possibility of enabling the events and festival arena at the Showground to accommodate an open-air movie theatre, as required.

Not only will the Showground be able to attract major events and festivals such as Easter Shows to our City, but this would enable the proposed event arena to be transformed into one of the largest open-air movie theatres in Australia.

I will also be writing to interested parties about the possibility of attracting movie premieres and gala events to Western Sydney.

Council this will be brought back to Council with the proposed masterplan for the Showground in due course.

Frank Carbone

28 February 2016