A PERMANENT new stage will be considered for Mount Druitt's Dawson Mall.
Blacktown Council, having investigated the feasibility of a stage platform and cover, will now consider funding in a future quarterly budget review.
Dawson Mall, a popular meeting place, holds many community events such as the Chifley Reconciliation Walk, Mount Druitt Festival and the Christmas Tree Light-Up.
Twelve temporary stages were erected in the mall for events in the 2012-13 financial year.
Council staff are responsible for erecting and dismantling stages, sourced from local hire companies for council events.
"The estimated cost for the labor component is about $800 per stage," the council report said.
"On average, each new temporary stage has a cost of around $1000 and has a limited useful life of around three years, a consequence of the regular assembly and dismantling of the equipment.
"The cost for temporary stage covers for council events is $700 to $900 per event."
The council estimates it would cost $15,430 to build a stage platform and move the power source.
A stage cover would cost an extra $30,000.
Over the long term, savings could be achieved from the construction of a stage platform cover and platform at Dawson Mall, the report stated.