The Bunbury Regional Entertainment Centre held a community night on Tuesday to highlight the upward trend the centre is experiencing in revenue, as well as highlighting their five-year plan for the future. BREC announced that the past year for business had been the best since pre-pandemic times, with more ticketed patrons passing through there doors than in the past four years. The number of students attending a show through BREC’s creative learning program, youth participation, and First Nations engagement and events was also at the highest levels it has been. Various community and board members spoke at the event, including BREC executive director Fiona De Garis, deputy music and art director of the Bunbury Philharmonic Orchestra Jacqueline Ross, board member Aunty Dr Lynette Narkle and teacher Saira Zahiruddin, who spoke of the impact BREC was having on her students. “People don’t realise this—I certainly didn’t—volunteering is hard yakka.” BREC took the time to highlight their strategic focus areas for the next five years of business, which emphasis First Nations “front and centre”, growing creative capacity, to welcome everyone, and a goal to “future-proof” BREC. More details of the BREC Strategic Plan for 2024-2027 and the creative learning program can be found on the BREC website.