– Jenny Hill
principal Ann Murrell said she could no longer hold the acting academy’s end-of-year performance due to the price rise at Riverway Performing Arts Centre.
‘‘ We were charged $ 600 when we used it in 2006/ 2007 and $ 2700 in 2008/ 2009,’’ Ms Murrell said.
She said there used to be four performance companies for the 20-30 year age group but that now they could not afford to continue to operate.
Cr Hill said the Les Tyrellled council purposely kept prices relatively stagnant for the coming budget to keep residents on side during the