Thursday, 1 August 2019
Lotterywest has announced it will contribute an extra $350,000 to go toward redeveloping the Stirling Street Arts Centre.
This funding is additional to the $1 million already committed to the project from Lotterywest.
The City has also contributed $1.5 million to the project which will see the vibrant community arts hub completely overhauled.
Works have already begun on the redevelopment which will now include new studio spaces, accessible toilet facilities, new kitchen, meeting room, administration area, reception area, landscaping, an outdoor LED screen, improved car park and pedestrian paths.
Bunbury Mayor Gary Brennan thanked Lotterywest for its contribution to the project.
“The City is now able to deliver to the community all the elements of this exciting redevelopment thanks to Lotterywest’s additional funding,” Mayor Brennan said.
“The Stirling Street Arts Centre is an outstanding community facility and the upgrades will allow it to continue to thrive.”
The Stirling Street Arts Centre is a Bunbury City Council owned and maintained building and managed by the Stirling Street Arts Centre Management Board.
Boasting a history rich in community involvement since being built to house the original Bunbury Infants School from 1917-1967, the building has been a learning centre servicing Bunbury and surrounding districts for more than 80 years.
The centre plays host to various creative industry groups as well as the ever-popular Summer School of workshops and events.
For more information on the Stirling Street Arts Centre click here