The new Latrobe Creative Precinct will be a striking piece of architecture in Traralgon’s CBD, says Local MP Darren Chester.
Mr Chester, who recently stopped by the construction site, said he was impressed with how much work had progressed since his last visit with additional framework now in place.
“We are now starting to see the Latrobe Creative Precinct take shape and it is quite a remarkable structure,” Mr Chester said.
“The framework for the auditorium and balcony is now in place and the Flytower has been clad to create walls.
“Work is also underway in the ‘back of house’ spaces, as well as the basement and preparations to lay the foyer slab.”
Mr Chester said works to demolish and relocate the meeting rooms in the MacFarlane Burnet wing of the Traralgon Library were underway.
“These meeting rooms will be replaced with modern and updated ones as part of the Latrobe Creative Precinct structure,” Mr Chester said.
“The precinct will be a great asset for our community with the inclusion of these meeting spaces as well as the 750-seat theatre.
“I look forward to seeing work continue to progress at such a rapid pace and enjoying all the finished facility has to offer in the near future.”
Mr Chester secured $10 million for the project from the Federal Government. Latrobe City Council is providing $18.5 million towards the $38.5 million project, while the State Government is contributing $10 million.