Australia Announces $154-Million Upgrade For Sydney Opera House

One America News Network | 8/8/2016 | Staff
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SYDNEY (Reuters) – Australia on Thursday unveiled plans for the largest renovations to the Sydney Opera House since its opening in 1973, with more than A$200 million ($154 million) earmarked to update the UNESCO world heritage-listed site.

It draws more than 8 million visitors a year, bringing A$775 million into the coffers of the state of New South Wales, Deloitte Access Economics said in 2013, but gets low scores from critics and musicians for its acoustics.

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The renovations, which kick off next year and wrap up in 2020, will focus on improving the acoustics and accessibility, and convert unused offices into a family-friendly Creative Learning Centre, the Opera House said in a statement.

“The Sydney Opera House is the symbol of modern Australia,”

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said Troy Grant, the deputy premier of New South Wales. “It is our responsibility as custodians of this extraordinary place to maintain and renew...
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