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Regent Heritage order

posted Feb 26, 2019, 1:26 PM by 2MG Real FM   [ updated Feb 26, 2019, 1:26 PM ]

An Interim Heritage Order (IHO) has been approved for Mudgee’s Regent Theatre for the next 12 months it was announced yesterday.


Member for Dubbo Troy Grant says that the order has been approved by the Minister for Heritage Gabrielle Upton and would allow time for a full assessment of the Theatre’s heritage value.


“The Regent Theatre has been a cornerstone of Mudgee’s social life for more than 80 years. This IHO will give us breathing space to consider what this building brings to the heritage of not only Mudgee, but of all NSW,” Mr Grant said.


“With its distinctive art deco style and murals from the 1940’s, the Regent Theatre is considered likely to be a rare surviving example of the more typical cinemas which dominated early twentieth century culture throughout NSW.


“The granting of the IHO means any development will now also need approval from the Heritage Council of NSW under the Heritage Act of NSW.


“The Theatre has also been nominated by the National Trust for State Heritage Listing and this assessment will occur while the IHO is in place.”


The Interim Heritage Order will be in place for the next 12 months.