Palace Theatre

6 October 2015
Legislative Assembly

Mr Wynne (Minister for Planning) — I thank the member for her question. Clearly the external fabric of the building is what is important. There have been significant works that have been undertaken to the internal fabric of the building, which on the advice that I have received from my department are of such a nature now that, sadly, it would be impossible to rectify what has gone on there.

But if we can ensure that the external heritage of the building is protected with the new controls that have been put in place, I think we are in a good position to ensure that this very important building within the Bourke Hill precinct is in fact retained and redeveloped. On the question of whether I will intervene using ministerial powers, the advice I have been provided with is that it does not warrant that intervention.