Stage set for entertainment focus at Picton Botanic Gardens

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A new outdoor performance stage at Picton Botanic Gardens will provide a permanent entertainment area for community events, ceremonies, concerts, performances and a big screen in the heart of Wollondilly Shire.

The stage, which is located at the end of the Avenue of Trees, has been officially opened and is now available for casual hire by community groups and residents to use for private events.

Mayor Matt Gould, along with Campbelltown MP Greg Warren (representing minister for planning and public spaces Paul Scully), Wollondilly MP Judy Hannan, deputy mayor Matthew Deeth, Cr Suzy Brandstater, Cr Hilton Gibbs and CEO Ben Taylor took part in the ribbon cutting ceremony last week.

This project was co-funded by the NSW public spaces legacy program, which helps to create new public open spaces to meet community needs and make great places to live.

“It was a perfect day to officially open the Picton Botanic Gardens outdoor performance stage and I thank all who attended the celebration, particularly Mr Greg Warren, who helped me unveil the plaque, Mayor Matt Gould said.

“We have been lucky enough to see the stage in use at our recent Australia Day event and it looked great and worked really well,” he said.

“On behalf of our community I’d like to say thank you to the NSW Government for the funding through NSW public spaces legacy program.’’

Mr Warren said the outdoor stage would offer locals a space to gather, create and watch live performances for years to come.

In a media statement, Minister Scully said it was important to support a growing community in areas such as Wollondilly by delivering critical infrastructure and high quality open spaces.

“This outdoor performance stage, big screen and seating is a fantastic new addition to the Botanic Gardens,” he said.

“With a play space that is accessible to all and further amenities to be built later in the year, I am excited to see how this space is used by the community.” Mr Scully said.

Pictured above at the ribbon cutting are, from left, Cr Gibbs, Judy Hannan, Mayor Gould, Cr Brandstater, Mr Warren and Cr Deeth.

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