Community invited to view proposed plans for art centre expansion

Wednesday, 9 May 2018

The City of Bunbury will host a community forum on Monday 14 May at 4.30pm at the Stirling Street Arts Centre.

All are welcome to attend and view the proposal which includes plans to upgrade the centre, there will also be a presentation by City officers as well Stirling Street Arts Centre members and time for questions from the public.

The Stirling Street Arts Centre is a community hub for arts and crafts enthusiasts and hosts art classes, workshops and community events. It is run by a board of voluntary members and located on the corner of Charles Street and Stirling Street, Bunbury.

The building is owned by the City of Bunbury and officers have been working closely with the Centre board and Stirling Street residents to develop an appropriate plan to further enhance the community asset.

Plans include more studio and exhibition space as well as a new ablution block with accessible toilets. The development would also include a new administration office.

The new building would be located on the Blair Street side of the building away from the residential area to lessen any impact the facility may have on nearby residents.

Deputy Mayor Jaysen De San Miguel encouraged the community to attend the forum and have their say.

“The Stirling Street Arts Centre is an important community asset and we want to make sure we get this development spot on,” Cr Miguel said.

“We want all stakeholders to be happy with the plans so we can move forward with this exciting project which will benefit Bunbury’s grassroots arts scene.”

The plans are available for viewing via the City of Bunbury website, in person at the City administration building or by phoning 9792 7063. The proposal is currently open for comment with submissions closing at 5pm on Monday 22 May.