Plans in place to upgrade Bunbury art centre

June 7, 2018 by  

Flyer printing for increasing numbers of arts-based workshops and courses could be on the horizon with plans for a major upgrade at the Stirling Street Arts Centre.

Considered a community centre for crafts and arts, along with the associated events, workshops and classes, the venue has been targeted by the City of Bunbury for an upgrade.

The City, which owns the building, has been working alongside Stirling Street residents and the Centre’s board to devise a plan that will not only add to its facilities but also enhance what has become an important community asset.

The plans include additional exhibition and studio space along with new, highly accessible toilet facilities at the venue, which is located at the junction of Stirling and Charles Street in Bunbury. A new, modern administration office is also planned.

The proposal aims to locate the new building on the Centre’s Blair Street side to reduce any possible impact on residents who live nearby.

A community meeting was held last month, before which Deputy Mayor Jaysen De San Miguel said:

“The Stirling Street Arts Centre is an important community asset and we want to make sure we get this development spot on.

“We want all stakeholders to be happy with the plans so we can move forward with this exciting project which will benefit Bunbury’s grassroots arts scene.”