City awarded $1M Lotterywest grant

​Tuesday, 28 August 2018

The City of Bunbury was delighted to attend the Lotterywest Grant Certificate Presentation at the Stirling Street Arts Centre hosted by Premier Mark McGowan on Wednesday afternoon.

The City was successful in securing $1M from Lotterywest towards the redevelopment and expansion of the Stirling Street Arts Centre. The project aims to improve and increase the space occupied by Stirling Street Arts Centre groups through provision of a new facility adjacent to the current building. This new and versatile multi-purpose space will consist of new studio spaces, toilets, a meeting room, an administration space including offices and storage, a reception area, an art display space and a new kitchen.

Once completed, these improvements will allow the Stirling Street Arts Centre to offer increased opportunities to more people and groups in the Bunbury community to participate and engage in arts and cultural activities.

This additional space will also be available for community groups and not-for-profit organisations to hire. Director Corporate and Community Services, Stephanie Addison-Brown, who attended the presentation, said this grant is great news for creative arts in Bunbury.

“The City has been working closely with the Stirling Street Arts Centre to develop plans to expand the existing facilities and enable the centre to grow in line with current and future needs," Ms Addison-Brown said.

We are delighted to have received this grant of $1M which will match the City’s own contribution of $1M towards this project. The result will be a modern, $2M building available for community use”.

Deputy Mayor Jaysen Miguel accepted the certificate on behalf of the City.

“We are delighted that this exciting project can now proceed thanks to this funding from Lotterywest," Cr Miguel said.

"The planned improvements to the Stirling Street Arts Centre will help meet the growing demand by local arts groups and members of the community.

The City of Bunbury is proud to be supporting our community through provision of facilities such as Stirling Street Arts Centre.”