Consent given for
Plans for a new theatre on Queen St have been given the green light.
Resource consent has been granted for the Q Theatre, a 350 to 460seat venue next to the town hall.
Consent also allows the theatre to apply for Lottery Board funding.
Project costs have increased from $17.8 million last year to $21m, leaving a funding shortfall of more than $6m.
Auckland City Council advanced $200,000 to allow work to continue on securing consent and further cash. But the council has deferred