Central Coast Council has received $1.5 million from Round 2 of the NSW Government’s Stronger Country Communities Fund to construct the new Wyong Cultural Hub.
Parliamentary Secretary for the Central Coast and Member for Terrigal Adam Crouch said the facility, located at 18 Margaret Street Wyong, would support the local arts community.
“There is a shortage of arts-focused infrastructure on the Central Coast and the Hub will provide this much-needed central and accessible space,” Mr Crouch said.
“Wyong Cultural Hub is designed to accommodate rehearsals, studios, set construction work, meetings and offices through long term leases and casual venue hire.
“Not only will this allow the local arts community to fulfil their potential, the project will create construction jobs at this difficult time for our local economy.”
Central Coast Council Mayor Lisa Matthews said a new arts facility for this area will not only compliment The Art House Wyong but further cement Wyong’s identity as a vibrant, creative, accessible destination brimming with cultural vitality for residents and visitors.
“We are thankful to the NSW Government for this funding contribution which will enable us to build on a base for local arts and cultural development and place for our community to connect and engage creatively,” Mayor Matthews said.
“I’m excited to see this project progress and the positive contributions it will make to enrich the lives of our community and the economic development of Wyong’s town centre.”
The NSW Government has granted Central Coast Council a time extension for project completion up to January 2022, enabling the project to proceed.