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Development Application for Narooma Arts & Community Centre now lodged

Narooma School of Arts’ Development Application for Narooma Arts & Community Centre is now being considered by Eurobodalla Shire Council. It was lodged on 17 September.

School of Arts President Jenni Bourke said lodging the DA was the culmination of about 10 years’ concerted effort by the Narooma community and the School of Arts’ architect ClarkeKeller to get to this stage.

Above: (L to R) Narooma School of Arts secretary Laurelle Pacey and president Jenni Bourke discuss the NACC’s plans with Eurobodalla Shire Council Mayor Liz Innes.

“Local artists and Arts practitioners have been closely involved in the design from day one,” she said. “Our aim is to build a highly functional and eco-friendly facility that can be adapted to changing community needs well into the future.

“It will be owned by the Narooma community and will be for everyone to use – all artists and community members across the region.”

The new Arts & Community Centre will include:

· three studios which will be suitable for arts workshops, meetings, singing and music groups etc, with the largest one also suitable for dance classes

· a gallery-exhibition area with highway frontage

· associated car parking at rear

“The new building, together with our recent extensive work on the Memorial Hall (Kinema) next door will consolidate and enhance this area as Narooma’s Arts Precinct,” Mrs Bourke said. “Both are on community-owned land held in trust for the community and managed by Narooma School of Arts on the community’s behalf.”

Once the Development Application is approved, the School of Arts will seek funding from far and wide including from the Australian and NSW Governments. The School of Arts has Gift Donor Recipient status so donations over $2 are tax deductible.

Above: (front right) Narooma School of Arts secretary Laurelle Pacey and ( Right rear) president Jenni Bourke discuss the NACC’s plans with Eurobodalla Shire Council Mayor Liz Innes.

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