25 February 2023
The funding commitment for the Roxy Theatre in Parramatta includes the development of a final business case that will present government with options to secure its future for the people of NSW. The securing of the Roxy as an arts and cultural space means the Western Sydney community will have access to an important piece of the state’s history.
Alongside the Powerhouse and the renewed Riverside Theatres, the Roxy has the potential to form part of a new cultural hub providing greater opportunities for the community to access world-class arts offerings.
Through the $5 billion WestInvest fund, the NSW Government has committed over $345 million in funding for arts and culture in Western Sydney, including:
- funding for the future of the Roxy Theatre;
- an extension to the Campbelltown Arts Centre;
- a new Blacktown Arts and Cultural Centre; and
- a new Burwood Urban Park and Arts and Cultural Centre.
The $5 billion WestInvest program will improve liveability by creating more public spaces, cultural, sporting and entertainment opportunities.