Latrobe Valley residents will soon have a state-of-the-art performing arts centre after construction of the Latrobe Creative Precinct began this week.
Federal Member for Gippsland Darren Chester said the $38.5 million project will provide an exceptional facility for the local community including a 750 seat theatre, meeting rooms, an outdoor café and outdoor event spaces.
“This new precinct will create jobs both during and after construction and will be a valuable asset for the local community,” Mr Chester said.
“It will give Latrobe Valley residents access to travelling performances, spaces for hire and the opportunity to attend community events and shows.
“Instead of having to travel to Sale, Warragul or Melbourne, locals will be able to access great shows and facilities close to home.”
The Latrobe Creative Precinct is jointly funded by the Federal and Victorian governments ($10 million each) and the Latrobe City Council committing $18.5 million.
“This is an investment in the future of creative arts in the Latrobe Valley and Gippsland,” Mr Chester said.