ALMOST £1 million has been awarded to develop a new riverside venue in Newtown, the Welsh Government’s Deputy Minister for Housing and Local Government Hannah Blythyn has announced.

The £1.5 million project – to build an iconic, two-story building on the site of the former Radio Maldwyn studio in Newtown’s main car park – will be funded through the Welsh Government’s Transforming Towns Fund and the National Lottery’s Community Fund in Wales.

Ms Blythyn said: “The Welsh Government wants to Transform Towns across Wales, making them fit for the 21st century. I’m really pleased the Welsh Government is supporting this new and exciting Riverside Venue development in Newtown with a £950,000 investment. This demonstrates our firm commitment to investing in Mid Wales.
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