Community celebrates

Cr Michael Leaney gives Member for McMillan Russell Broadbent a tour of the new facility, impressed by the stage view from the new balcony seating.

The $14.1 million West Gippsland Arts Centre redevelopment was officially unveiled during a community celebration on Saturday morning. While arts centre patrons have already enjoyed the new facilities during a series of performances and shows since the first show on

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Sneak peek

This is the area behind the new theatre bar in the foyer which will open out onto the new forecourt.  The use of hardwood in the bulkhead and wall features throughout the foyer is a contemporary touch and references the heritage of Baw Baw Shire as a centre for forestry and hardwood production.

Stunning internal design features have been revealed in a sneak peek of the West Gippsland Arts Centre redevelopment project. Mayor Joe Gauci was excited to reveal a few small glimpses of internal works nearing completion. “Over the last 18 months

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November for opening

The West Gippsland Arts Centre will be finally ready to stage its first show on November 1.

The West Gippsland Arts Centre will be finally ready to stage its first show on November 1. But, building work delays have already forced 14 shows to be relocated or rescheduled, including next month’s sell-out show of comedian Kitty Flanagan.

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Re-opening uncertain

The West Gippsland Arts Centre will be finally ready to stage its first show on November 1.

A re-opening date for the refurbished West Gippsland Arts Centre remains uncertain. Baw Baw Shire mayor Joe Gauci said council still was not in a position to announce a re-opening date. The mayor said council was “waiting on the builders”

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Arts centre delay

The West Gippsland Arts Centre will be finally ready to stage its first show on November 1.

The West Gippsland Arts Centre will not open in September as hoped with two community-run events forced to move to Lardner Park. The $14.1 million redevelopment was originally set to open in August before delays saw the date pushed back

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Arts centre blowout

The West Gippsland Arts Centre will be finally ready to stage its first show on November 1.

Costs for the West Gippsland Arts Centre redevelopment have blown out by more than $750,000. As the project nears completion, Baw Baw Shire has been hit with a bill for additional works that will cost council $759,000. Council was notified

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Fences gain artistic touch

Brightening up the temporary fences around the West Gippsland Arts Centre redevelopment are local artists Sue Acheson (left) and Bec Van Dyk.

Building site fencing at the West Gippsland Arts Centre upgrade project has been given a new, bright and colourful lease on life. The temporary fencing is now proudly displaying pieces of artwork by local artists. Baw Baw Shire Council’s arts

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Seaview standing ovation

Enjoying the winter sun for the West Gippsland Arts Centre’s “Outside the Walls” performance are (from left) local residents Lynne Hestdal, Robert and Marg Cusworth-Warner with performer Ian Stenlake.

A musical extravaganza saw close to 150 people flock to Seaview Mechanics Institute for the West Gippsland Arts Centre’s concert “Kings of Croon” on Thursday. It was the biggest crowd to attend the hall, built in 1905, for many years.

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WGAC demolition complete

The popular graffiti wall backstage at the arts centre has been sectioned off to be protected throughout redevelopment works.

Works at the West Gippsland Arts Centre upgrade project have reached another milestone with first stage demolition works completed and internal construction works underway. The $13.4 million redevelopment project is well on track. Mayor Joe Gauci said the project was

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Arts centre works on track

Touring the West Gippsland Arts Centre works are (from left) site manager Mat Behsmann, Minister for Regional Development Jaala Pulford, Baw Baw Shire arts, culture and events manager Rob Robson and mayor Joe Gauci.

The $13.4 million West Gippsland Arts Centre redevelopment is “well on track” with demolition work completed and auditorium and orchestra pit construction underway. Minister for Regional Development Jaala Pulford toured the construction site yesterday afternoon with representatives of Baw Baw

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