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Doors open at Barwon Heads arts and community hub


A new arts and community hub in Barwon Heads is now open and ready to unlock opportunities for local talent, thanks to support from the Victorian Government.

The newly completed Barwon Heads Arts and Community Hub was supported by a $1 million election commitment from the Government in 2018 to connect the local community and creative industry.

The project involved refurbishing an old kindergarten site on Clifford Parade and turning it into a community space to support the visual arts, music, drama, theatre, dance, poetry and literature communities across the Bellarine Peninsula.

Parking was also upgraded as part of the project, along with a new outdoor arts studio and social space to give local artists more opportunities to showcase their work.

Designed by local company Four18 Architects, the community strongly backed the hub’s creation, after the Barwon Heads Arts Council Needs Analysis identified its potential. Geelong-based construction firm Plan Group completed the works, supporting 16 jobs during construction.

Volunteer group Barwon Heads Arts Council will operate the hub with the aim to make the arts a focal point for the Bellarine Peninsula.

The Barwon Heads Arts Council focuses on promoting the arts through workshops and events, while also supporting the creation of the hub to connect the local community.

This investment forms part of the Victorian Government’s more than $36 billion investment across regional and rural Victoria since 2015, supporting the Government’s commitment to make the Bellarine Peninsula an even better place to live, work, visit and invest. For more information, visit Regional Jobs and Infrastructure Fund.

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