The Wangaratta Creative Precinct is a vision that sees the co-development of the Wangaratta Art Gallery with the Wangaratta Performing Arts Centre, creating a holistic and vibrant creative precinct.
It plans for the future growth of Wangaratta's creative and cultural economies and the continued activation of the CBD precinct area of Wangaratta. It directly links the existing cultural infrastructure to the successful Railway Precinct Project completed in May 2021.
Connecting the Creative Precinct to the Railway Precinct through Docker and Norton Streets and investing in our cultural services will bring many opportunities to expand and enhance our creative offerings in Wangaratta. It will also incorporate a modernised Visitor Information Centre, promoting a contemporary visitor and tourist experience to our dynamic regional city.
The Creative Precinct model is an idea that will enhance existing facilities, amplify local economies, attract new residents and tap into the global growth area of cultural tourism. It will also service the needs of the immediate community through expanding event diversity and creative educational opportunities across the ages, ultimately improving the wellbeing and output of a regional community.
The Wangaratta Creative Precinct Business Case and Concept Design went to community consultation in November 2022 and were adopted by Council in February 2023.
Wangaratta Creative Precinct Business Case and Concept Design Summary:
The summary is available for download here(PDF, 5MB).
This summary document has been created to show the Council's vision for the Creative Precinct, and to attract investment to enable this development to proceed in the future.
The full 199 page report is available for download here(PDF, 12MB).
This report is an important document that will attract future funding to enable its reality, it is a masterplan that will care for, redevelop and maintain our unique creative services, keeping them relevant for generations to come.
With the business case, concept design, and community consultation now complete, the project has now moved into the Detailed Design phase (Stage Two). Sibling Architecture were awarded the contract for Detailed Design in July 2023. The expected completion of this stage is May 2024.
Project Manager: Simone Nolan / Harriet Stone
Contact Details: 03 5722 0888, email@example.com
Timeframe: 2023 - 2024