e-News: Priority Project - Arts Precinct
e-News is designed to provide you with a sense of the important activities and projects that are being proposed for the G21 Region.
Today's email looks at one of the ten priority projects recently presented to the Victorian Government's G21 Interdepartmental Committee (IDC). An initiative of the City of Greater Geelong, the Geelong Arts Precinct is endorsed and supported by G21 as a priority project of regional significance.
Located in the area bounded by Johnston Park, Gheringhap Street and Fenwick Street, the Geelong Arts Precinct will be a regional hub for the development of arts and cultural activities and businesses. The arts are a significant factor in determining the health and wellbeing of any community. They reflect and create an inclusive sense of community and attract an innovative and creative workforce to the region. With its rapid and ageing population growth, this is a key issue for the entire G21 region. The Arts Precinct will include a central plaza in Lt Malop Street, with surrounding arts infrastructure including an expanded Geelong Performing Arts Centre (GPAC) and Geelong Gallery, a reburbished Courthouse Youth Arts Centre (home of Back to Back Theatre), a new library and historic records centre and support facilities such as parking and cafes.