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Redevelopment Project Update 18-01-17

You may have heard this week that the completion of West Gippsland Art Centre Redevelopment Project has been delayed. We know you will appreciate that a project of this size and scope requires that the standards to which the works are completed are extremely high, and to that end we are committed to ensuring the project delivers a a result that will continue to serve you and our community for many years to come.

While we are disappointed that these unavoidable delays have occurred, Baw Baw Shire Council, the team at WGAC, our architects and engineers, and all of the people working to bring the redevelopment to completion are working hard to keep this exciting project moving ahead.

We are working with stakeholders, customers, and patrons who have been affected by the delays, and are doing our best to make sure that their impacts are minimised for all. As always, our priorities lie with the community who have been such a large part of WGAC's history.

We are confident that the end result will be worth the wait!


As we examine the project's ongoing status and work to minimise the impacts of the delays, and as more information comes to light, we will continue to keep you updated via social media and our website. Our Redevelopment Project page at www.wgac.com.au, has detailed information about the project, including our awesome project update videos, giving you detailed insights into the amazing changes that have been taking place.


The particulars of the delays, with a statement by Mayor of Baw Baw Shire Joe Gauci, are outlined in a news item that can be read at Baw Baw Shire Council's website here: http://www.bawbawshire.vic.gov.au/Latest-News/West-Gippsland-Arts-Centre-Update

Redevelopment Project Update 25-01-17

A mesmerising time-lapse video showing a single day's work on the WGAC Redevelopment. This video also marks a milestone as the large steel beams are lifted onto the work platform inside the theater itself. These beams will form the front support for the new balcony, and will be bolted into place in early February (stay tuned for that milestone event!). During the time-lapse you will also see the construction of the framework for the two new foyer levels above the old Parkview Room. They will provide access to the balcony and offer some amazing views across the region!

Redevelopment News

Head on over to our Redevelopment Page to see new video updates of the progress of West Gippsland Arts Centre's continuing transformation. In the image here, you can see the frame work going up for the new cafe area that has been built out over the old Fountain Room entrance. You can find out more details in the latest videos.

Redevelopment News

23 August 2017

Redevelopment Update videos 

We've had an incredible response to our redevelopment update videos that we have been sharing on Facebook, YouTube and on our Redevelopment information page HERE.
We produce the videos 'in house', including planning, filming, editing and uploading. All in a day's work for the WGAC team! 

Redevelopment News

19 July 2017

Latest Project Update

The West Gippsland Arts Centre Upgrade works are now in the fourth month of the sixteen month project. Up to now, the key jobs seem to be about pulling things down rather than building new and we really look forward to spring when the upgrade will start to take shape. Find out more HERE

New Website

15 May 2017

We have a great new website. Isn't it beautiful?

This is the place where you can:
- Book Shows
- Find out about the WGAC Redevelopment
- Find out what we do at WGAC
- And more 

Box Office Relocation

17 March 2017

Our new Box Office location during the building project works is in the Customer Service centre in the Smith St Annexe, behind the Community Education building. It's a very traditional hole in the wall affair, but Linda's fabulous service and smile is making it work beautifully. Our phone number (5624 2456) is unchanged as is our web address. Have you got a copy of our 'Outside the Walls' program brochure? Pick one up when you call in to see Linda!

New Location

9 March 2017

With the West Gippsland Arts Centre Redevelopment now underway, we have a new (and temporary) Booking Office located at the Smith Street Annex, on the corner of Smith and Albert Streets Warragul, just a few meters from the theatre. Same address, different building! Look for the entrance on Smith Street.

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