Concert venue

Lake Macquarie Town Council approves plans for 30,000-seat concert hall

A plan to create a 30,000-seat concert and events venue in Morisset, on the central coast of New South Wales, has been approved by Lake Macquarie Town Council.

Councilors voted unanimously this week to approve Winarch Capital’s development application for the Cedar Mill event site on the former Morisset Country Club golf course.

At the heart of Cedar Mill’s multimillion-dollar redevelopment is an entertainment facility that will be able to host a range of events, markets and functions, with a capacity to stage outdoor performances for an audience up to 30,000 people.

Located on NSW’s central coast midway between Newcastle and Gosford, and just off the Sydney-Newcastle motorway, the event site development app is at the heart of the Cedar Golf Course redevelopment Mill, which also includes a tourist park, outdoor gardens, cafe, restaurant, water park and other recreational areas.

Warning that the development will have major economic consequences and raise the fast-growing region’s profile as an entertainment and tourism destination, Lake Macquarie Mayor Kay Fraser said “it will create jobs in the area and generate significant benefits for local tourism operators. , hotel suppliers, equipment suppliers and other businesses that support and supply the event industry.

“It will boost the night-time economy and provide much-needed new social and recreational amenities for residents of Morisset and surrounding communities. Mayor Fraser said the Cedar Mill facility would help achieve the desired growth and development outcomes for Morisset outlined in council’s strategic plans and the draft Hunter 2041 Regional Plan, which identifies the town as a ” important regional growth area”.

She added “Morisset is already growing rapidly; investors and families have discovered the area’s assets and have chosen to settle there. We have engaged Newcastle University to undertake a Resilience and Growth Study for Morisset and the South West Quarter to ensure growth is sustainable and meets the needs of the community.

The council’s long-range plan identifies the town as a “significant regional growth area” that attracts investors and young families.

Newcastle University has been contracted to undertake a Resilience and Growth Study for Morisset and the South West Quarter to ensure growth is sustainable and meets the needs of the community.

Winarch Capital Managing Director Paul Lambess welcomed the Board’s decision, commenting “we are proud of the work we have done to bring Cedar Mill Lake Macquarie to this stage.

“This project represents a huge opportunity for the Lake Macquarie Southwest Corridor and we appreciate the collaborative and progressive approach Lake Macquarie Town Council has taken in recognizing this opportunity to create jobs and help Morisset achieve its potential.

Cedar Mill Group also has plans for a 22,000-person outdoor concert venue in the Hunter Valley.

Both venues aim to attract international superstars and big names in Australian entertainment.

Image: Artist’s impression of the concert hall.

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