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Tenders have opened today for the architectural design of the new Latrobe Creative Precinct.

Federal Member for Gippsland Darren Chester said the Federal Government, Victorian Government and Latrobe City Council had each committed $10 million to build a new creative precinct on the corner of Grey and Breed streets, Traralgon.

“Tenders opened today seeking suitably qualified architectural consultants to design the new precinct,” Mr Chester said.

“Importantly, council has indicated it will support local business wherever possible and applicants will be asked to detail the economic contribution they can make the region.”

Mr Chester said the opening of tenders was a significant step forward to see the new centre built and operational.

He said construction works were expected to start next year.

“I know the community is keen to see building works commence, but it is vitally important the council is diligent during this preparation and design phase to create a community centre that will best serve the Latrobe Valley community for decades to come,” Mr Chester said.

Latrobe City Mayor Kellie O’Callaghan said that the opening of the tender process was an important milestone.

“Today brings us one step closer to delivering a state of the art cultural facility with the opportunity to embrace vocational education and training as well as engagement of the broader community and creative industries,” Cr O’Callaghan said.

“This $30 million investment will unlock a new corridor of economic opportunity for our broader community.

“Economic diversification is a key element of council’s Strength-Led Transition and we are confident that this project will contribute to greater prosperity and economic surety for our community.”

Tenders for the Latrobe Creative Precinct Design opened today and close on October 5, 2017. A compulsory pre-tender site visit will be held from 11am on Wednesday, September 6, 2017.

More details can be found at https://www.eprocure.com.au/latrobe/tenders-list.asp

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