Cardinia Cultural Centre is being redeveloped t to refurbish parts of the existing building and add new sections to the facility.
In line with the a master plan developed for the centre, the redevelopment will include a new art-space for artists to make and exhibit their work, new dance/rehearsal studios, a new façade with a convenient second entry to the building, an expanded foyer, more car parking and new amenities.
These additions will enable Cardinia Shire residents to experience a wider range of artistic performances, exhibitions and activities more frequently, and will provide the region’s artists with a central hub for their creative practice.
The $8.9 million project is being funded by Council ($5.9 million) and the Victorian Government's Growing Suburbs Fund ($3 million).
Construction is now underway.
Benefits for the community
The redeveloped centre will help serve the growing need for cultural facilities in Cardinia Shire and other municipalities in outer Melbourne.
It will give Cardinia Shire residents the opportunity to experience a wider range of artistic performances, exhibitions and activities, and provide the region’s artists with a central hub for their creative practice.
The refurbished centre will animate and enliven local areas by creating distinctiveness and identity in the shire. The facility will also contribute to innovation and creativity of our community members, and increase wellbeing and connection.
Working with the community
Council widely consulted with the community as part of the 2015 Arts and Culture Feasibility Study. The study looked at available facilities and made recommendations about future facilities, including Cardinia Cultural Centre. Council also held a public feedback session for the community at the centre.
In March 2017, prior to finalising the planning permit, residents in the centre’s vicinity were updated about the project and given the opportunity to drop in to get more information about the redevelopment and provide feedback. Plans for the redevelopment were also displayed at Council’s customer service centre in Officer.