Member for Bega Dr Michael Holland stopped by Narooma’s School of Arts Precinct recently for a briefing on the Narooma Arts & Community Centre (NACC) Project.
The majority of costs for the Project will be met by a $7.27m grant from the Bushfire Local Economic Recovery (BLER) Fund jointly funded by the Australian and NSW Governments.
This was the first time Dr Holland had been able to gain a first-hand appreciation of the Project by meeting representatives of the volunteer School of Arts committee and the NACC Project Subcommittee.
“It’s great to see the work that’s gone into this true community-led initiative so far,” Dr Holland said. “Credit must go to the people of Narooma School of Arts for their hard work and dedication to this project.
“I’m blown away by the local talent we have right here in Narooma, including those managing the project at NSOA. The NACC will be a great place to showcase and nurture our growing arts culture, while also providing a resourceful community space for everyone.
“It’s definitely an impressive concept design and I look forward to following the progress of the build once work begins.”
NACC Project Subcommittee’s Rob Hawkins said the NACC will be at the heart of our community with creativity, learning, health and wellbeing benefits for the whole region.
“That’s as well as the economic benefits through cultural tourism, training and job opportunities,” Mr Hawkins said. “It will also play a vital role for the community in any future emergencies.”
The NACC Project is due to go to tender to short-listed building contractors by the end of August. The NACC is due to open its doors in early 2024.
For more information about the NACC Project, see www.naroomaschoolofarts.com.au.
Above: Among those at the NACC Project briefing were Narooma School of Arts Vice President Bob Aston and Committee member Petti McInnes, left, Member for Bega Dr Michael Holland, and NACC Project Subcommittee members Russell Burke and Rob Hawkins.