There has been much debate following the recent announcement that council will move ahead with the construction of the Kempsey Cinema project.
We’ve been surveying readers unofficially to get a feel for what some people think about the Kempsey Cinema project.
Take a look at some of the arguments put forward recently:
- Councillors debate final Kempsey Cinema decision
- Letter to the editor: both sides of the cinema debate
- Letter to the editor: C’mon Kempsey, let’s dare to dream large
- Letter to the editor: cinema project doesn’t add up
Participate in the Argus straw poll below:
At this stage, locals are awaiting the publishing of the Voluntary Planning Agreement (VPA) by council at which time the community will have a minimum of 28 days to lodge submissions on the agreement.
The main arguments regarding the cinema project that were raised by councillors at last week’s council meeting included:
- Cr Leo Hauville argued that the cinema project is “not convincing” and that the money could be better invested elsewhere.
- Cr Mark Baxter and Cr Anthony Patterson argued that the project is a strong long-term investment that will bring hundreds of people to Kempsey and contribute to community progression and development.
- Cr Anna Shields said she is strongly ‘for’ a cinema in Kempsey but opposed the idea of giving $2 million to a “private company that doesn't need it when it could be used in so many other areas in our community.”