Wonthaggi Union Community Arts Centre opens its doors


The Wonthaggi Union Community Arts Centre is open for business and it’s celebrating with a Community Open Day on Saturday 19 May from 11am to 1.00pm.

Bass Coast Shire Council invites the community to come and have a sneak peek at the newly refurbished Arts Centre before it officially opens its doors for Wonthaggi Theatrical Group’s Boy from Oz production.

Bass Coast Shire Council Mayor, Cr Pamela Rothfield, has been watching the project unfold over the past four months.

“This Saturday marks a great moment in history for the Arts Centre,“ Cr Rothfield said.

“We understand the important role the Centre plays in offering arts, culture and entertainment for our community and we couldn’t be more thrilled with the outcome.

“We would like to thank local builders, TS Construction, the many wonderful trade services, and theatre consultant, Setting Line, for their input into this game-changing project.’

Cr Rothfield also acknowledged the contribution from the many community groups around Bass Coast who have helped guide and steer the direction of the refurbishment.

“The input from the many loyal, skilled and experienced community groups who love and use this Centre has helped get the project to this point.”

The project has been completed in time for the opening night of Boy from Oz on Saturday 26 May. Tickets for the production are now available online and can also be purchased at the Arts Centre Open Day on Saturday 19 May.

Council Officers will be conducting short tours of the facility at 11.30am and 12.15pm, which will include access to back stage areas that many would not have seen before. There is no charge to attend and light refreshments will be on hand to enjoy.

The renewal works were funded through Bass Coast Shire Council’s 2017/2018 Renewal Program.