West Gippsland Arts Centre Redevelopment
Williams Ross Architects
The Existing Arts Centre
From its inception in 1982, West Gippsland Arts Centre has been a regional centre attracting audiences and performances from well beyond the boundaries of the Shire. The facility sits adjacent to Civic Park and is close to the CBD of Warragul. As such, it has the potential to be central to a hub providing a range of community cultural, creative and education services.
In 2014, Baw Baw Shire Council pledged $10.5 million to upgrade the Centre. The project addressed what was needed to maintain the level of service and to ensure the venue continues to meet the region’s needs for the next 30 years, with a view to the hub contributing to strengthening the community and being a strong driver of economic development and creative industry.
“It is paramount the WGAC is preserved, renewed and enhanced, so it can continue to contribute to the region’s economic growth and development and be a legacy to future generations."