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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Two per cent rate rise

Major features of Baw Baw Shire Council’s draft budget is $8 million for the West Gippsland Arts Centre redevelopment and $1.5 million to develop a new Early Learning Centre in Warragul.

Arts, roads and recreation projects are the major features of a $33.3 million capital works program included in the draft budget supported by Baw Baw Shire Council last week. Residential ratepayers will face a predicted two per cent rate rise

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Curtains drawn for WGAC works

Providing a final bow as the curtains closed signalling the start of West Gippsland Arts Centre’s $13.4 million upgrade are (from left) Member for McMillan Russell Broadbent, Baw Baw Shire deputy mayor Mikaela Power and mayor Joe Gauci, and Member for Eastern Victoria Harriet Shing.

The final curtain was closed yesterday to signal the start of a $13.4 million upgrade to the West Gippsland Arts Centre. With fencing already erected around the arts centre and machinery moved in, a tent in Civic Park was the

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Arts centre redevelopment approved

Community members cheered Baw Baw Shire councillors who voted five to three to accept a $10.9 million tender for redevelopment of the West Gippsland Arts Centre.

A $10.9 million tender for redevelopment of the West Gippsland Arts Centre has been approved by Baw Baw Shire. Community members cheered councillors when they voted five to three to accept the tender. Council agreed to proceed with the project

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Fans in the box seats

Rob Robson and Debbie Giles in the gutted auditorium of the West Gippsland Arts Centre’s major theatre.

Local theatre goers are in for a much more comfortable new year with a complete refurbishment of the West Gippsland Arts Centre auditorium over the summer break. Not only will they find new seats on their next visit to the

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