The University of Canterbury's proposal to establish a National
Conservatorium of Music at the Arts Centre is to be discussed at a
public meeting organised by the Canterbury Employers' Chamber of
Commerce this Thursday (9 July).
The meeting, which will be chaired by CECC Chief Executive Peter
Townsend, will include a presentation from UC Vice-Chancellor Dr Rod
The Chamber has organised the meeting to allow members of the public to
learn more about the University's proposal that the Christchurch City
Council build the conservatorium building and enter into a long-term
rental agreement with UC. The University says building and interest
costs would be covered by the University through its long-term rental
agreement with the CCC.
Dr Carr says he is looking forward to the opportunity to discuss the
proposal at the meeting, which will also be attended by Christchurch
Mayor Bob Parker.
Mr Townsend asks that members of the public who wish to attend the
meeting contact the Chamber and register their interest to give his
staff an indication of likely numbers. The number to call is 366 5096
Date: Thursday 9 July
Time: 4:30pm - 6:30pm
Venue: Canterbury Employers' Chamber of Commerce, 57 Kilmore Street,