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Karratha’s Red Earth Arts Precinct moves forward

Karratha’s Red Earth Arts Precinct moves forward
October 25, 2017

The City of Karratha's Red Earth Art Precinct is moving toward opening next year with more than half of works being completed.

Originally proposed as the Karratha Arts and Community Precinct, but known as the Red Earth Arts Precinct since late last year, the $55.6 million precinct will include 450-seat theatre, a new library, arts centre, gallery space, an outdoor event space with an amphitheatre, as well as space for the local history office.

City of Karratha Mayor Peter Long said the precinct would be a boon for arts in the region, stating “projects of this scale and technology are so important for our community to continue to grow and they simply would not happen without the Government, their agencies and local industry standing with us to make them a reality."

Perth-based builders Doric are undertaking the construction work have been awarded the contract in September 2016, after a competitive tender process. Prior to this Doric had been engaged by the City of Karratha to undertake a buildability study of the proposed design.

The Precinct aims to provide a contemporary performing arts centre and community hub that will meet community needs well into the future, creating a civic heart at the entrance to the Pilbara city, contributing to Karratha’s viability and vitality.

The venue is set to host the 32nd PAC Australia Performing Arts Conference and Performing Arts Exchange in September next year, aligning with the city’s Red Earth Arts Festival.

Click here for more information on the Red Earth Art Precinct project.

Click here for more information on the 2018 PAC Australia conference in the Australasian Leisure Management industry Calendar. 

Image: Artist's impression of the completed Red Earth Art Precinct.

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