Sigh. In retrospect I probably should have shut my big mouth rather than comment on the upgrade to Hamer Hall.
UNIONS and community groups have slammed a State Government plan to
spend $129 million on an Arts Centre facelift.
“Patrons of Hamer Hall are lucky they’re not seeing performances in the
same conditions that public transport users are experiencing on trains
“At least when you go to Hamer Hall you know you’ll always get a seat.”
I’m not really a philistine; I’ve enjoyed quite a few concerts at the venue.
And in fact Rupert Hamer was one of the PTUA’s patrons. It’s the vast amounts of money going into roads that’s really misguided.
PS. 15/9/2008. On Sunday I finally managed to get the point out there that world-class arts facilities are good, but we need world-class transport facilities too.