Wonthaggi Union Community Arts Centre major renewal has begun!


The Wonthaggi Union Community Arts Centre major renewal project has started with contractors making use of the quiet period between Christmas and New Year to remove the 35 year old seating from within the auditorium.

Bass Coast Mayor, Cr Pamela Rothfield, explained the benefit of the renovations which come to the value of $2.2million allocated in the 2017/18 Renewal Budget.

“The Wonthaggi Union Community Arts Centre is a much loved and well used community facility, with back to back bookings for most of the year,” Cr Rothfield said.

“I cannot wait to sit back and enjoy the wonderful local theatre productions, music and dance concerts, charity events, film and much more, in the new comfy seating within the improved space.”

Local builders, TS Constructions, and IT industry experts, HME Services, will soon be on site to start both construction and technical work. This will include the installation of an access lift to the second tier of seating into the auditorium, the renovation of patron bathrooms, the upgrade to the orchestra pit and fire services, plus a full revamp of the lighting and sound throughout the Centre.

Hadley Australia, who has removed the seats, will again be on site nearing the completion of the project to install the brand new seating as selected by the community.

The venue will be closed between January and May whilst the works are completed, with Wonthaggi Theatrical Group’s ‘The Boy from Oz’ set to stage on the reopening in May 2018.

Updates including progress photographs are available via Council’s webpage. www.basscoast.vic.gov.au/wucac