Liz Innes: Can the community afford the upkeep of new infrastructure

With the recent announcement by Member for Bega Andrew Constance over $2 million in funding to breathe new life into community and local sporting facilities across the Eurobodalla region through round two of the NSW Government’s Stronger Country Communities Fund the Member said "Construction of the library and arts centre in Moruya is well underway and the $1 million allows us to move to stage two of that project." Eurobodalla Mayor Liz Innes said of the announcement that also included funding for sporting facilities “I am absolutely thrilled that the Eurobodalla Shire Council has secured NSW Government funding of $2.167 million for some fantastic local projects. Council is in the process of constructing a professional-standard exhibition space adjoining the Moruya Library. This new facility will have 100 square metres of exhibition space and will be a major platform for local artists and touring shows.

The new spaces will feature video conferencing facilities, sound-rated moveable walls for flexible use of the floor space, temperature control to meet professional standards for exhibitions, kitchen facilities and additional parking.

Council has received both grant funding and donations to make this project possible. A generous donation was received from Basil Sellers AM who is patron to Council's Basil Sellers Art Prize and Little Sellers Art Prize. The exhibition centre will be named after Basil Sellers AM for his significant contribution to the arts in Eurobodalla. In an interview this week on ABC South East the Mayor was questioned around the communities capacity to afford the maintenance legacy of these new infrastructure items

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