Labor recognises the importance of regional conservatoriums in rural and regional NSW. Labor also acknowledges the work of the Association of NSW Regional Conservatoriums and its role supporting music education and performance in regional communities.
Regional conservatoriums have been in existence since the late-1970s, growing from modest beginnings in Bathurst to a network of 17 conservatoriums serving most regional centres in NSW.
A Daley Labor Government will establish a $40 million Regional Conservatorium Fund to support and expand the outstanding work already being done by regional conservatoriums.
Labor’s investment will help more children from rural and regional NSW receive the benefits of musical education.