Sun shines on Ensemble Theatre

  • November 29, 2016

Member for North Sydney, Trent Zimmerman, today joined the federal arts minister, Senator Mitch Fifield to announce that $15,000 will be provided by the Turnbull government to the Ensemble Theatre in Kirribilli to install solar panels.

“The funding will allow the Ensemble Theatre to reduce their power bills and play their part in reducing Australia’s emissions by installing solar panels on the Theatre’s roof,” Mr Zimmerman said.

“This is another election commitment delivered for our local community and work is expected to commence on the solar panels early in 2017.

“The Ensemble Theatre opened in 1958 and is Australia’s longest, continuously running professional theatre company.  It has presented more than 350 productions and has provided a stage for some of Australia’s best-known performers.

“The Ensemble Theatre is a much loved, admired and popular local icon and I know that they are excited about being able to go solar,” Mr Zimmerman said.

Mr Zimmerman and Senator Fifield joined the Theatre’s Artistic Director, Mark Kilmurry for the announcement at the Ensemble.

The Coalition recognises the important role community and household solar plays in Australia’s transition to a low emissions economy with an increase in renewable energy.

Funding is being provided through the Turnbull government’s Solar Communities Program.