Funding secured for library and gallery redevelopment
Tuesday 26 February 2019
In October 2018, the Victorian Government announced $4 million of funding for the $10.2 million project to redevelop the Wodonga Library and Arts Space Wodonga.
The Library and Arts Space attract more than 300,000 visitors each year. The project will encourage residents and tourists to gather, interact and connect.
The project will see the development of:
- A multi-roomed gallery space and library;
- Public meeting spaces for educational and public programs;
- Retail area; and,
- Landscaped public spaces for public events.
“This important redevelopment will not only meet the needs of our growing community but also provide a fit-for-purpose facility for our city,” Wodonga Mayor, Cr Anna Speedie said.
“We will have increased capacity for programming of cultural, artistic and historic elements for the enjoyment and education of our residents and visitors”.
Member for Northern Victoria, Jaclyn Symes further articulated the project’s benefits, “while this precinct is important in its own right, it will also strengthen the integration of the CBD with other recently developed hubs in Junction Place, Mann Central and Wodonga Place.”
The project will increase opportunities to provide exhibitions and performances which support the growing visitor economy in Albury Wodonga, and in turn, strengthen the regional economy. The concept plans are due to be finalised early 2019, with the project anticipated to commence mid-2019. The Library will operate from an alternate site while the gallery will explore outreach programs and alternative spaces during the redevelopment.