Big HEART for the arts in Margaret River

– New cultural hub due to begin construction in Margaret River, WA
– Construction will follow today’s demolition of the former cultural centre
– The Turnbull Government is investing $1.8 million in the project.

People in Margaret River will today say goodbye to their cultural centre with its demolition making way for the new Hub for Entertainment, Arts and Regional Tourism (HEART) project.

Member for Forrest Nola Marino said HEART would create a multi-purpose flexible space for dance, cabaret, exhibitions and conferences.

“This project will provide Margaret River with a huge 444-seat theatre – perfect for professional theatrical performances as well as for use by local schools, amateur theatre companies and other events like the small business awards,” Mrs Marino said.

“The Turnbull Government is committed to creating jobs – this project will do just that, creating over 30 jobs during construction and 10 ongoing jobs.”

Mrs Marino said the project would also include a 160-seat cinema and multi-purpose space that converts into a function area, a multi-purpose art gallery and performance space, including a green room.

“There’s a vibrant, creative sector in and around Margaret River,” Mrs Marino said.

“This great theatre will attract event greater events to the region in the future, in addition to local performers.

“I’m so pleased the new centre will come well-equipped with a commercial kitchen, cool room and bar.

“This really is bringing a modern art centre to the South West, while also creating 31 construction jobs and at least 10 ongoing jobs within the community, which is a fantastic result.”

This project is jointly funded by the Turnbull Government $1.8 million, the WA Government $3.55 million, LotteryWest $1.4 million and the Shire of Augusta Margaret River Council $2.45 million.