The Marysville Information and Regional Arts Centre officially opened today, providing a new community and creative hub in the heart of town.
Parliamentary Secretary for Regional Victoria Danielle Green opened the new facility today – backed by $200,000 in funding from the Andrews Labor Government.
Murrindindi Shire Council, in partnership with key stakeholders, completed the redevelopment of the building – formerly known as the Marysville Rebuilding Advisory Centre.
The centre will provide visitor information services for Marysville, the Triangle and Lake Mountain, as well as a venue for arts and cultural activities and a place for the community to come together.
It includes redesigned visitor information facilities and a flexible theatre space – with sliding walls and a removable stage – that can be used for a range of performance and exhibition uses.
The new centre also includes a multi-use community room, an art workshop space, community meeting rooms, more storage space and a new entrance to the building
The project was developed in consultation with the community, arts groups and Marysville and Triangle Business and Tourism Inc (MTBT Inc).
The redevelopment was completed with funding from the Victorian Bushfire Appeal Fund and Coffs Harbour City Council Community Centre Bushfire Appeal Fund with contributions from Russell Crowe and Luc Longley.
The ongoing operation of the centre has been assisted by funding from the Victorian Bushfire Appeal Fund and the Victorian Economic Recovery Fund.
As noted by Parliamentary Secretary for Regional Victoria Danielle Green
“The new Marysville Information and Regional Arts Centre will provide an exciting and vibrant space to support tourism, the arts and community under the one roof.
“It will be a place for people to come together, enjoy creative pursuits and find out more about touring the region.”
“We’re so proud to support this project, which means so much to locals and delivers new community hub for Marysville and surrounding areas.”