It’s showtime at Meander Valley Performing Arts Centre

Posted on September 17, 2020

One of Council’s most diverse public spaces has had a face lift!

One of Council’s most diverse public spaces has had a face lift after the collaborative efforts of Council and the community.

“The facility’s foyer area was dated and under-utilised. Reconfiguration and refurbishment has seen it transformed into a warm and inviting space,” Mayor Wayne Johnston said.

Identified by former Meander Valley Councillor, Deb White in 2016, the project quickly gained support from the community, particularly regular users of the centre.

“Council, together with associated community groups have worked with an interior designer to improve energy efficiency, close off redundant entrances and maximise aesthetic appeal with dramatic effect. The wall timbers have been retained which is significant, as they were milled from an original tree onsite. The timber is now a feature in the foyer,” Project Officer Kris Eade said.

The Meander Valley Performing Arts Centre is a multi-purpose venue used by the Western Tiers Film Society, the Deloraine Dramatic Society, fencing, table tennis, big band, skating, dancing and others.

“Council thanks and appreciates the efforts of the community groups who have helped to drive this project and contributed to its success,” Mayor Johnston said.