Ararat Arts Precinct Redevelopment

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Built in 1898, Ararat Town Hall is one of western Victoria's grandest public buildings. The Ararat Arts Precinct Redevelopment aims to more formally establish the Town Hall as a regionally significant arts precinct and secure the long term tenancy and viability of the Ararat Performing Arts Centre (APAC) and the Ararat Regional Art Gallery (ARAG). 
 
Ararat Rural City Council is committed to securing a vastly improved long term outcome for its premier civic building and its cultural services and has directed $1.2M towards this redevelopment project. The Victorian Government has committed $3.7M to support the project, and the Australian Government has committed $945,000 through the National Stronger Regions program. A community campaign will raise $100,000 through donations and fundraising. 
 
Williams Boag Architects have been appointed to design and deliver the project.  A project control group of community, Council and Victorian Government representatives has been established to provide guidance and to reflect stakeholder views. For more information about this project, contact Anthony Camm, Manager Cultural Services on 5352 2836, email acamm@ararat.vic.gov.au