The Karratha Arts and Community Precinct will soon become a reality with the endorsement of Council to proceed to the tender stage of the project.
The City of Karratha is currently seeking tenders for the supply and installation of specialist systems for the theatre component of the facility and will be calling for construction contractors in May.
City of Karratha Mayor Peter Long said it was pleasing to see the project enter the first stages of the construction process.
“There is clearly a need for an indoor theatre, to replace the hole that was left by the Walkington when it closed down. This facility will also give us a brand new rooftop cinema, state of the art community library, function spaces and outdoor amphitheatre,” Cr Long said.
“We have now finalised the detailed design and I’m thrilled to announce the first round of tenders for the construction of the project.
The project has secured $15.2 million in funding so far including $10 million from the Australian Government’s National Stronger Regions Fund Round 2. There is $19 million in grant announcements still outstanding.
Construction of the new precinct is expected to commence in September.
Plans and concept designs for the project can be viewed at www.karrathawa.gov.au