2 Feb 2012

Council urged to backtrack on theatre funding plan

10:17 am on 2 February 2012

A business group is demanding Auckland Council backtrack on plans to lend the Auckland Theatre Company $10 million towards a waterfront theatre.

The $35 million project has been mooted for years and the council is to review its financial commitment on Thursday.

The Heart of the City business group says there are already enough activities on the waterfront.

But the Auckland Theatre Company says a bigger, sole purpose theatre is needed, if the city's arts sector is to survive.