Con­sent given for

Auckland City Harbour News - - News -

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

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