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IPAC set to re-open after refurbishment

June 6, 2023 9:00 am in by
Image: Wollongong City Council

The venue has enjoyed a major refurbishment over the past five-and-a-half months with a complete re-sheeting and refurbishment of the building’s 35-year-old roof, the installation of improved heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems, accessibility upgrades to the amenities, new lighting, and changes to the foyer including the servery areas.

The theatres there is new carpet, seats and changes to the spaces’ accessibility, as well as major improvements to smoke management and fire safety measures.

“While people are likely to see the cosmetic differences that this refurbishment project has delivered, there has been a lot of “unseen” work going on as part of this project,’’ Wollongong City Acting Lord Mayor Councillor Tania Brown said.

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“It’s important one of our city’s premiere theatre and performance spaces continues to meet the needs and expectations of our community. I’m really pleased to see this work completed within the timeframe promised and to see the curtain rise once again.’’

Wollongong City Council General Manger Greg Doyle said it was essential the theatre’s accessibility was improved to ensure access to everyone.

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