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All go for Belco Arts

By johnboy 15 July 2008 1

The Chief Minister has announced that the contract for the Belconnen Arts Centre has been awarded and they expect construction to begin in the next month.

    “Project Co-ordination will build the landmark Centre, which will strengthen Canberra’s reputation as a vibrant arts community and support the cultural needs of Belconnen and Canberra’s northern communities… The inspiring sculptural design of the Centre, by Williams Ross Architects, will be a striking addition to the lakeshore and the Belconnen Town Centre… Stage One includes a visual arts gallery and outdoor gallery, a large foyer and meeting room for community gatherings, dance and rehearsal studio, two classrooms for the visual arts, three studio areas for artists and arts-based organisations, a kiosk/café and administrative areas. Improvements will also be made to the existing Belconnen Theatre at the Belconnen Community Centre. Display panels detailing the design will shortly be erected in community sites in Belconnen. Works will be completed in mid 2009.

Apparently Project Co-ordination are the mob who brought us the Canberra Glassworks and the Queanbeyan Performing Arts Centre.

Amazing what can get done when an election looms no?

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shenanigans 6:26 pm 15 Jul 08

Although Belco could use a little culture (and the glass works is ace) does Canberra really need another public sculpture?

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